Mom held peaceful rally at police station in KCK





“Jose was part of our family and he was loved”





Josie Garcia and her family gathered peacefully outside KCK Police Headquarters to send a message to the police department, “Please don’t forget my son’s murder case.”





“Our family is still struggling. We’re still seeking justice, some peace of mind. It would be nice to know that these people can’t hurt anybody else,” Josie Garcia said.



By Hispanic News staffer


Josie Garcia along with her family stood outside of the police headquarters in downtown Kansas City, Kansas last Thursday afternoon to bring awareness that her murdered son Jose Macias, Jr. case is still unsolved. It’s her hope that the person or persons responsible for killing her son will be apprehended and brought to justice soon. It’s been 16 long years that her son was gunned down in KCK. “By being here outside at the police headquarters it means we are pleading to the public again and just trying to get information and trying to get someone to come forward with any information that can break the case for my beloved son Jose Macias, Jr. and bring the killers to justice. I have my husband and other family supporting me out here. … I’m not the only one suffering, I’m not the only one living with this pain everyday. Jose was part of our family and he was very loved and he’s missed everyday.”


Garcia told Hispanic News in her story last week she has been searching for answers all these years from the detectives working the cold case, but yet no one has been apprehended and very little contact with her all these years as well.


“I want to bring awareness to what has happened or not happened in the case of my son Jose Macias Jr."


Garcia has been in contact with the police department in recent days, but she admits the investigation moves very slow and wants for the police department’s detectives of homicide to continue working harder in solving this 16 year old cold case so she and her family will know that the police department has done everything possible in their search of finding the person or person’s responsible for taking the life of her son.


“Our family is still struggling. We’re still seeking justice, some peace of mind. It would be nice to know that these people can’t hurt anybody else,” Garcia said.


“I would ask that if you have any piece of information that could help bring justice to Jose Manuel Macias Jr., to come forward.”


Garcia continues her plead for anyone with knowledge of her son’s murder case to call the TIPS hotline or contact the KCK police department.


To provide any information about Macias’ murder, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. Any caller with information leading to an arrest in connection with the crime is eligible for the $7,500 reward.