For a year, the walking and biking trails snaking through south Kansas City, Mo., were plagued with bloodshed.
Beginning in August 2016 and continuing deep into the next year, the bodies of hikers and dog-walkers were found dead along the city’s Indian Creek trail or on nearby roadways. They were all shot. They were all middle-aged. They were all white.
The killing stopped following the August arrest of Fredrick Demond Scott, a 22-year-old Burger King employee. As The Washington Post reported in September, Scott, who is African American, had allegedly threatened to shoot up his high school and “kill all white people.”