A decade since his death: Stephan Wilson’s family still wanting answers


COLORADO SPRINGS – October 1st, marks ten years since Stephan Wilson was found dead inside an apartment by Colorado Springs Police. Officers believed the situation seemed suspicious and Colorado Bureau of Investigation considers it a homicide.

“I thought it would be easier once we hit the ten years mark but its even harder now we’ve reached a milestone with nothing,” Leslie Smith, Stephan’s mom said.

According to CBI, the investigation revealed officers had been dispatched to that same apartment the previous night to investigate a loud noise complaint. It was very loud but the resident did not answer the door.

The next morning when management attempted to make contact, the resident still did not answer the door, so management entered the apartment, discovering Stephan Wilson deceased.

“I thought within 2 weeks they would have an arrest. This has just gone on and on and on and I just don’t know,” Smith said.

A decade a later his family still looking for answers. They planned a vigil service for Stephan for Sunday night at Memorial Park. This is the 9th memorial they have hosted at the park, a place Smith said Stephan liked to play basketball.

“We’ve gotten a lot of tips and good information that we’ve passed along and its hard to believe non of that has been credible yet,” Michelle Friday, Stephan’s sister said.

Smith said she hopes next year is the last year they host the vigil because that would mean they have answers to what led to Stephan’s murder.

Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-7867.

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