Crime Stoppers Report – Mother killed in front of her kids

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  Police need your help solving a horrific crime where a young mother was shot and killed in front of her two young children.

Amelia Miles can’t get rid of the image of her sister Jillian Miles dying as her two small children, a one year old girl and two year old boy, watched helplessly.

“She suffered and whoever did this will suffer too,” said Miles. “In whatever way in their mind. If they never get caught I’m sure they had to see those children sitting there.”

And that’s what’s most disturbing to her and Dayton Police.

Authorities found the 27-year-old the evening of February 19 lying near the front door on West Parkwood Drive with multiple gunshot wounds.

And Amelia watched it all unfold on the news.

It’s just sad that everyone is dying,sahe said. “And she just had to much to love for and she had kids and now  they’re going to grow up without a mother.”

The suspect in this case is described as a black male, thin build, 5′ 7″ to 5′ 10, short hair, baggy jeans, wearing a dark jacket with a lighter colored bird like emblem on the back of the jacket which covered shoulder to shoulder.

If anyone recognizes this distinct clothing or perhaps the suspect has been bragging please call crime stoppers at 222-7867

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Or text it  to “tip 400” followed by your message to “crimes”.. or 274-637.

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