Suspect in Jewish center shootings identified as former KKK member

Local TV station says suspect yelled "Heil Hitler" as he was cuffed

A Johnson County jail official says the man accused of killing three people outside of Jewish sites near Kansas City is Frazier Cross.
The official confirmed that Cross is the suspect in Sunday's attacks in Overland Park. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to discuss the case publicly.
Public records show that the 73-year-old Cross also goes by the last name Miller.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says he has long been an outspoken white supremacist and was once a ``grand dragon'' of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
The group reports on its website that it spoke to Miller's wife, Marge, by phone Sunday and she said police told her that her husband had been arrested in Sunday's attacks.

According to police, the attacks happened within minutes of one another. At around 1 p.m. a gunman opened fire on two people in the parking lot behind the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. He then drove a few blocks away to a Jewish retirement community, Village Shalom, and gunned down a woman or girl there, Douglass said. Officers arrested the suspect in an elementary school parking lot a short time later.
Authorities also declined to release the victims' names pending notification of their relatives, but the family of the first two victims released a statement identifying them as Dr. William Lewis Corporon, who died at the scene, and his 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, who died at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
They were both Christian, and the family thanked members of their church congregation, among other people, for their support.
    ``We take comfort knowing they are together in Heaven,'' the family said. It asked for privacy to mourn.

Douglass said the suspect made several statements to police, ``but it's too early to tell you what he may or may not have said.'' He also said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether there was an anti-Semitic motive for the attacks or if they will be investigated as hate crimes. The Jewish festival of Passover begins Monday.

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  1. kenfromcanada posted on 04/13/2014 09:06 PM
    What a complete crap life someone must have to post the dribble this racist troll must lead to continuously try to get a rise out of other anonymous, never to be met posters.
  2. kenfromcanada posted on 04/13/2014 10:56 PM
    Well, it finally happened and thanks to CFRB!!! The racist post I responded to - was taken down.
    Thanks you to the site moderator.
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/14/2014 07:59 AM
      @kenfromcanada What racist post?
  3. Carol Ann posted on 04/14/2014 08:28 AM
    I am thrilled that Newstalk 1010 removed the racist post (I did not see it) thank God and we can only hope they continue to monitor these posts..I do not know who changed the demographics of our wonderful city, however, of late there is a horrible segment of all day post, on racism, bigotry, homophobic folks here..continue please to monitor, so we can come and share, valuable posts!
    1. Mark7 posted on 04/14/2014 08:37 AM
      @Carol Ann God Bless You Carol Ann. This comment section needs more people like you to defend our morals and censor any impure or not PC content. What would we do without people like you to look after those that have strayed of the path of righteousness.

      I saw that post and it was disgusting, thank God that they had the sense to censor!

      I trust that you will continue to do God's work, making sure that all posts adhere to biblical criteria...and ensure that all people's lives remain as miserable as yours. We are blessed to have you here and am thankful that you'll be looking out for us.

      Also, remember to vote for Rob Ford this fall as he is our pillar of all that is good.
  4. Mike posted on 04/14/2014 08:35 AM
    I didn't read the post but shame on CFRB for removing it. This is Canada a place where someone has the right to say what they want. I might not agree with what you say but I'd fight for your right to say it.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 04/14/2014 10:08 AM
      @Mike This isn't your forum, this is CFRB's. Your posting here isn't a right, it's a privilege. The content on CFRB's site, including the comments section, needs to adhere to a certain standard, even if some of the people posting here have none.

      CFRB has a legal obligation to remove content that can be considered cause for action by the CRTC.
    2. john posted on 04/14/2014 10:50 AM
      @Mike yes u are right people have the right to say what they want no doubt but thay ALSO have the right to delete it as well . it is there post there rules .
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