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Posted on: February 18, 2023

Defendant in 2012 murder of 4-year-old in KC's Northeast area now in custody

For Immediate Release
Feb. 18, 2023

It took a decade, but Martin Olmedo is in custody in Jackson County for the murder in 2012 of a 4-year-old child, Aydan Perea, in the Northeast area of Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Olmedo, dob: 4/11/1992, who was charged in this fatal shooting in 2013, was in the Jackson County Detention Center this week, after Federal Bureau of Investigation units in Kansas City, Texas and Mexico coordinated a pickup of Olmedo, after he was deported from Mexico. The prosecutor’s office expresses its appreciation to the FBI Kansas City, FBI Houston and FBI LEGAT Mexico City.

Olmedo made an initial appearance here on Friday. He will appear on Feb. 27 for a bond hearing.

According to court records recently unsealed, Olmedo faces Murder 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Armed Criminal Action charges.*

According to court records, officers on Dec. 15, 2012, responded to the 2400 block of Denver in Kansas City’s Northeast area and found victims, passengers in a car, of a shooting. One victim was a 4-year-old boy, Aydan Perea, who later died of a gunshot wound. Officers the next day located a vehicle registered to the defendant. After obtaining a search warrant, officers found spent shell casings like those found at the crime scene the day before. Olmedo told police detectives he was in the vehicle during the shooting the day before. A check of defendant’s phone found it was hitting off a cell tower in the area of the shooting at the time it occurred. Witnesses also told police that the defendant was overheard saying he was involved in the shooting.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker issued the following statement:

"I am grateful for our law enforcement partners in the KCPD and the FBI for apprehending this defendant. We frequently remind families torn apart by a homicide that these cases are never out of our grasps because no statute of limitations exists on homicides. The apprehension of this defendant demonstrates that truth.

"We have spoken to the mother who waited so very long for this day to arrive. For her and other family members and for my community, we will tirelessly work to bring this case to a just conclusion for little Aydan."

As this is a pending criminal case, Baker will not make further comment.

Olmedo is in custody under a $500,000 cash bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954
www.jacksoncountyprosecutor.com
mmansur@jacksongov.org

*Charges are only accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded guilty.


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