The Trail Went Cold – Episode 333 – Alonzo Brooks

April 3, 2004. La Cygne, Kansas. 23-year old Alonzo Brooks vanishes while attending a party at a farmhouse and his body is discovered on the banks of a nearby creek nearly one month later. While a forensic pathologist is unable to determine Alonzo’s exact cause of death, rumours start circulating that he was the victim of a hate crime before his body was placed at that location. In 2021, after Alonzo’s body is exhumed and given a new autopsy, it is announced that his death has officially been reclassified as a homicide. Who was responsible for killing Alonzo Brooks and what was the motive for his murder? If his death wasn’t a hate crime, what did actually happen to him? On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we explore a controversial case which was featured on the Netflix reboot of “Unsolved Mysteries”.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Kansas City FBI Office at (816) 512-8200 or call the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.