Case featured on ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reopened, deemed homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (CNN) — The death of a 23-year-old Kansas man has been ruled a homicide- nearly 20 years later.

Alonzo Brooks was found dead in a creek after attending a party in 2004. At the time the coroner was unable to determine a cause of death.

In 2019, the FBI and Kansas Attorney’s Office reopened Brooks’ case. Now, his death has been ruled a homicide.

Brooks’ case was featured on the 15th season of Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix where some family members speculated whether it was a hate crime.

Brooks’ body was taken to Dover Air Force Base where the Medical Examiner reported finding injuries to parts of his body, which led him to change the cause of death.

The FBI is offering a $100,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone connected to his death.

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