Blue Springs Police continue to investigate a cold case from 2000 – a motor vehicle hit-and-run accident – that resulted in the death of James “Jim” Alonzo.

Alonzo, 67, was last seen leaving his residence on Sept. 25, 2000, when he went on his daily morning walk. His body was discovered at approximately 6:20 a.m. on the side of the road at Northwest 15th Street and Northwest Hearnes Avenue, an area that was part of his walking route.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call the police department media line at 816-228-0100, the dispatch center at 816-228-0151 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477 or email All information is anonymous, and any information leading to an arrest and/or charges could be eligible for up to $2,000 in reward money.