DIGGING DEEPER: Mother searching for answers three years after daughter’s mysterious death
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The mother of a Fort Wayne woman who was shot to death in her home three years ago is pushing for justice.
Kim Wiehe says she misses her daughter Misty Gebhardt every day. She says everything around her reminds her of Misty.
“She was a great kid and even into her later years she was always helping,doing whatever she could for anybody if she could do it,” Wiehe said.
In November 2018, a police officer knocked on Wiehe’s door and gave her news no mother ever wants to hear.
“I immediately freaked out, I was trying to hold the door open and trying to back up at the same time and losing it,” Wiehe said.
It all happened on Black Friday. Police were called to Riverside Avenue and found 31-year-old Misty Gebhardt dead from a gunshot wound to her head. Her boyfriend, his other and son were all inside of the house when it happened.
“Nobody will give me a straight answer,” Wiehe said.
She said Misty moved in with her boyfriend very soon after they started dating. She wasn’t very open with her family about her romantic life.
“She was very private person as far as her relationships and that kind of thing so its not surprising that she didn’t tell me that she had moved in with this guy. I probably would’ve advised her not to because she didn’t know him very long,” Wiehe said.
Wiehe says she’s always been suspicious that Misty’s boyfriend had something to do with her death but detectives didn’t interview him until a couple of days after she was found dead. She says three years later they haven’t made progress in her case.
“I don’t think anybody’s trying to hide anything its just hiding anything it’s just horrible communication with the victim’s family I can’t get any information from anybody,” Wiehe said.
Wiehe says she met with Detective Liza Anglin, Tim Hughes and Mike Burris and others on December 19th 2019. This was a month after the first time she sat down with Detectives and they hadn’t made any progress in the case since then.
“Tim Hughes sat right there closer than you and I are and told me ‘It’s a murder’.. and my first thought was then why aren’t you doing anything I mean come on you just sat there and told me that its a murder,” Wiehe said.
Since that meeting no one has been charged in Misty’s case and the coroner has ruled her death undetermined. Wiehe says she doesn’t understand why it’s been so long and nothing has been done.
“I feel like I haven’t been able to grieve properly or shut down some of the high rate of anxiety that I have and start to heal. But the perfect ending would be justice,” Wiehe said.
Wiehe says she’s been working with the ladies of JAVA or justice, accountability, victims advocacy. She finds comfort in speaking with people who are also struggling with their own unsolved cases and she says she’ll never stop fighting for answers.
“I’ll get this solved one way or another, somehow there’s a way and I’ll find it,” Wiehe said.
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