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Detectives Reopen Unsolved Cold Case File

BUTLER TOWNSHIP -- A mother may have new hope now that her son's murder may be solved by cold case detectives.

Tawny Wisniewski's son was taken from her on her birthday. 

"Half of my heart is dead. That was my life," she says.

On the morning of September 14, 2011, Devin Sheppard was over at his girlfriends' home in Butler Township.  She was in the shower and claims she saw nothing.  Devin was in a bedroom playing on the computer when a gunman walked into her home around 11 a.m.

"There were two shots fired, he was only hit by one. It struck him in the arm, then in the chest," recalls Detective Glen McIntosh on the Cold Case Squad.

Devin ran out the back door to a neighbor's house and Carl Allen found him bleeding to death on his front porch.

"I went to the door to see who it was.  I saw this fella laying on the ground on his back, he was moaning," Allen said.

Police combed the neighborhood trying to find the gunman.  They also brought in dive teams and searched the backyard swimming pool looking for the gun or any evidence, but they weren't able to find anything.

Now, two years later, the case is being investigated by the Cold Case Squad at the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

"I'm happy that Cold Case is taking over, because I believe they will solve it," Tawny says, adding her son spent the days before his death taking care of her after she had surgery.  "I believe my son is in a better place, and I know justice will be done.  I might be dead in the grave, but I know justice will be done."

 
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