Roger Kemp, who became anti-crime advocate following daughter Ali Kemp’s murder in Leawood, dies at 77

Roger Kemp of Leawood passed away Thursday, according to the foundation he helped found in the wake of his daughter Ali Kemp's murder in 2002. Kemp spent much of the 20 year's since his daughter's death striving to find her killer and starting a foundation that aims to teach self-defense to other girls and women. Photo via TAKE Defense.

Roger Kemp, who rose to prominence as an anti-crime and self-empowerment advocate following the murder of his daughter Ali Kemp at a Leawood pool in 2002, died Thursday.

The TAKE Defense Foundation, which Kemp helped found in the wake of his daughter’s killing, made the announcement of Kemp’s death on its Facebook page. Kemp was 77.