Crime Stoppers

The Key West Police Department actively participates in the Crime Stoppers program of the Florida Keys. Here we will provide you with information about crimes that we need your help in solving. If you have information about these or any other crimes, you may send the information to us on-line by clicking below. Your information will be immediately forwarded to our Bureau of Criminal Investigations. Or if you prefer, you may phone us at 1-800-346-TIPS (8477). If your information leads to a felony arrest, you may receive as much as $1,000 cash. The Crime Stoppers program is successful because the community, local news media, law enforcement, and now the Internet surfers, are working together to make Key West a safer place for everyone. Email tips to:

We need your help with the following unsolved cases:

The parents of Kippy Knapil are offering $10,000 to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of their son pictured here, Kippy Knapil. Knapil was murdered in the parking lot of Southern Bell in Key West, Florida, on December 29, 1994. Crime Stoppers is offering up to an additional $1,000.

On February 9, 1993, at approximately 1 a.m., John H. Minton III, a homeless person, was found in an alley behind 1014 White Street in Key West, bleeding profusely from multiple stab wounds. He died without regaining consciousness while enroute to the hospital. Investigation revealed that the victim may have been in the company of another "homeless" man immediately prior to the murder. A fight ensued and witnesses reported that they heard the victim scream "No, Virgil, not in the eyes." The suspect, shown in this composite is "Virgil Williams". He is described as a white male, 35-40 years of age, 6-1, 180-190, with shoulder length reddish brown hair. Virgil has a ruddy complexion and speaks with a raspy voice. "Williams" may be from the New Jersey or New York area