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Family still hoping for justice in unsolved case, four years after son's death

Posted at 11:27 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 23:27:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Four years after Gregory Wilson Jr. was killed, his friends and family held a vigil to remember him.

Wilson Jr. was killed killed on Oct 28, 2015. Police still haven't solved his case.

Gregory Wilson Sr. says he'll keep holding a vigil every year for his son and all of victims of unsolved cases,

"We just need some cases closed," Wilson Sr. said. "So that families can get closure."

People who attended the vigil on Monday say they think people in the community know the answers to the unsolved cases and want them to come forward.

Earnestine Harvard, Gregory Wilson Jr's godmother, also lost three of her own sons to gun violence. She hopes who ever is responsible for all the murders will turn themselves in.

"Do the right thing," Harvard said. "Do the right thing give yourself peace because I know you don't have peace."

For people who are scared to come forward with information, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department wants people to know that their anonymous tips will stay anonymous. If a person with information becomes part of a case, IMPD offers witness protection. In 2018, IMPD spent $56,000 on helping 12 families who went through the witness protection program. Those families helped prosecute seven cases.

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The following statement was release by Aliya Wishner, chief communications officer for IMPD and the Office of Public Health and Safety:

In addition to IMPD’s efforts to hold accountable those who seek to impede criminal investigations and trials, the City continues to engage neighborhood and faith leaders to develop new ways to build trust between the community and law enforcement. In 2017, such conversations led to Mayor Hogsett and the City-County Council creating a new $300,000 fund for victim and witness assistance. Last year, more than $56,000 was spent to help 12 families participate in the investigation and prosecution of 7 cases.

Residents can always report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana by calling 317-262-TIPS.

Anyone with information on any unsolved case can submit their tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS (8477).

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