Family putting up billboard to help gather new leads in grandmother’s unsolved murder


Sheila Wallace, 58 (Photo courtesy Wallace family/WJW)

CLEVELAND (News Nation/WJW) — The family of a grandmother murdered while walking her dog on Cleveland’s west side is putting up a billboard to try to drum up tips in the case.

Sheila Wallace, 58, was shot three times in McGowan Park just steps from her home in January 2019. The case remains unsolved.

“It’s been horrible. We miss our mom every day,” her daughter Katie Wallace said. “We’re scared to go out in the neighborhood, because the guy is still out there.”

Wallace said her family is planning to put up a billboard in the neighborhood later this month.

“We just are heartbroken, and we want justice. And we’re sick of not having any leads, not having any answers, and we’re hoping this will maybe shake some information loose,” Wallace said. “Someone has to know something.”

She said the family hopes it will generate tips that can help bring the killer to justice.

Sheila Wallace was an administrative assistant at the Cleveland Clinic, an active churchgoer and a volunteer with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, according to the family.

“The world’s a lot darker without her in it, and she deserves justice. We deserve justice,” Wallace said. “If anyone knows anything, please come forward.”

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (216) 252-7463. Tips can be made anonymously.

There is a $5,000 reward in the case.

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