Slain pregnant woman’s friends and family call for help finding ‘coward’ who shot her

Lindzie Wilson (left) with friend Jana Yates. CONTRIBUTED
Lindzie Wilson (left) with friend Jana Yates. CONTRIBUTED

The best friend of a slain Springfield woman who was shot while pregnant is calling for the community to provide information about the homicide to police.

Lindzie Wilson, 25, was shot multiple times, including in the head, outside her home on 953 Oak St. on March 1, according to a Springfield police report. She was pregnant at the time of the shooting and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, the report says.

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“(She) had been on life support at Miami Valley Hospital due to her being pregnant in order to save the life of her unborn child,” the report says. “On April 21, the baby was delivered and subsequently the victim (Wilson) was taken off of life support at which time she (died) on April 24 at 11:23 a.m.”

An autopsy was performed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, according to the report, and it was determined that she had died from trauma caused by being shot in the head. The case was ruled a homicide.

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No arrests have been made in the case. Family and friends have taken to social media to ask for help finding the shooter and spoke with the Springfield News-Sun.

“Lindzie was a beautiful kind-hearted person,” said Jana Yates, who was best friends with Wilson for more than 20 years. “She would help anybody if she could. She did not deserve this and to the coward that did do this their day will come justice will be served one way or another.”

Her best friend was innocent, Yates said.

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“Lindzie didn’t do anything for someone to shoot a pregnant unarmed woman,” Yates said. “It’s ridiculous how much people are cowards and I pray every day that they are caught.”

Wilson’s baby boy was named Bailee, Yates said, because that was the name she wanted him to have. He is small but healthy, she said.

“We want justice served for the cold-hearted person that did this to her,” Yates said. “They took her along with our hearts the day she was shot.”

Yates said Wilson fought for her life for 53 days at Miami Valley Hospital.

Her message to the killer is that judgment day will come soon, she said.

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“I can’t say what I really want to say about the murder but I will say they will pay, whether it be here on earth or at Heaven’s gates,” she said. “I had an amazing best friend for 20 years and now our family has an amazing beautiful guardian angel watching over us.”

Wilson leaves behind three sons including Bailee, according to her obituary.

Wilson is the second pregnant woman in Springfield to be shot in the head in the last two months. Lindsey Marsh was killed on April 5, and the father of her child, Travis Hypes, is charged with murder in Clark County Common Pleas Court.

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