Community members, families of homicide victims attend 2019 Crime Stoppers Breakfast

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Early Wednesday, the Sloan Convention Center was filled in support of South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers.

Famed detective and star of the show Homicide Hunter, Joe Kenda, was the keynote speaker for the breakfast.

He spoke on the need for Crime Stoppers, saying it's a way for the community to get involved in criminal investigations.

Donations pay off informants, which help cops make arrests, he said.

"I do what I do to make people understand law enforcement in a better way than they have in the past," Kenda said. "There is more to it than they might think, and I want people to know what that is."

Following the breakfast, auction, and speakers, a line stretched to the corners of the room, as attendees looked to speak with Kenda and get his book signed.

For one Plano woman, it was her first time at the breakfast, and she came with hope for help.

She's the stepmother of Twilight Crooks, a 15-year-old girl murdered back in 2001, with no arrests yet made for her killer.

"I'm always hopeful; I'm always hopeful that something will break in this case. And I try to keep it alive," Linda Crooks said.

Crooks has been in contact with recently-elected Warren Co. Sheriff Brett Hightower.

If you have any information on Twilight's murder, contact South Central Kentucky Crime Stoppers with your anonymous tip, at 270-781-CLUE.

"There's somebody out there that knows what happened. They know what they did. And it's not going to go away," Crooks said.

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