Family of double murder victims work to keep cold case alive - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Family of double murder victims work to keep cold case alive

Michelli Wilson was murdered in her Barberton home in 2000 (Source: Family) Michelli Wilson was murdered in her Barberton home in 2000 (Source: Family)
Nick Teter fighting for justice for his murdered grandmother (Source: WOIO) Nick Teter fighting for justice for his murdered grandmother (Source: WOIO)
BARBERTON, OH (WOIO) -

The family of the victims of a double murder in Barberton have been waiting for justice for 15 years. 

The grandson of 37-year-old Michelli Wilson, one of the victims, is trying to keep her memory alive.

With no leads from police, he's hoping someone out there knows something and helps solve the cold case.

Nick Teter knew Michelli Wilson as Nana.

"She always was a happy person, she liked to make people happy," Teter said.

He was just 3-years-old when Michelli's daughter found her and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Edward Rhodes, dead in their home on Bell Street.

It's just a vacant lot in a Barberton neighborhood now.

Teter says he learned years later that his grandmother and Ed had both been shot in the head on Mother's Day back in 2000.

"I think she's an innocent lady. I don't think she deserved any of it," Teter said.

He says Ed had been in prison before the murders and he wonders if that could have anything to do with what happened.

"I think it could very well be somebody he ticked off," he said.

Teter believes the case can be solved. He's holding on to hope his family will find answers one day.

"It tears me up to see my aunt and my father still wrecked by this. It just eats me up too that it never was solved," he said.

Teter says Michelli Wilson's husband was also shot to death in that same house 13 years earlier.

According to local news reports we found on microfiche in the Barberton Library, police arrested a man and he went to prison for that. 

If you have any tips on the double murder case, you can call Barberton Police's detective bureau at (330) 745-2181.

Wilson's family set up a gofundme account to help pay for tombstones for Teter's murdered grandmother and grandfather.

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