For three years, around the anniversary of his death, the family of Stephan Wilson has attended candlelight vigils in his memory. For three years, they've been waiting for answers. According to a report from KRDO, Wilson's sister describes the unsolved murder as a "gaping wound."
The Colorado Springs Police Department's Cold Case Unit stated that 32-year-old Wilson's body was discovered inside a Colorado Springs apartment at 6590 Del Monico Dr. on October 1, 2010. Officers had been dispatched to the same apartment the night before to investigate a loud noise complaint. The officers had, in fact, noticed loud noise coming from apartment, but were unable to get anyone at the residence to answer the door.
KKTV reported days after the event that the loud noise was described as a television or radio that went on all night. Apartment management went to the apartment the following morning to address the noise complaint, the Cold Case Unit explained. Upon getting no answer when they knocked on the door, management entered the apartment and discovered Wilson's body. The El Paso County Coroner's Office later found Wilson's cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the head.
At the time of the incident, the police identified a car in the parking lot of the complex as associated with the death, but did not say how, KKTV reported. Wilson's murder was the 18th homicide in the city that year.
At Prospect Lake, the weekend before the third anniversary of Wilson's death, about a dozen people gathered to remember him, according to KRDO. They recalled his good heart and the way his smile could light up a room.