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Mom seeks closure in gunshot death of daughter

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - On Valentine's Day--Misty Gebhart's birthday--her mother wants answers about how Gebhart died and why, and when, if ever, someone will be held responsible.

The mother of Misty Gebhart wants to know what happened in her daughter's death and if criminal charges will ever be filed.

"I feel like I'm in a cloud, in a daze. wondering what could I have done to save her, but there's nothing I could have done," said the mom, who only wants to be identified as Kim.

The 31-year old Gebhart died November 23, 2018 inside a home in the 600 block of Riverside Avenue on the near northside, where she lived with her boyfriend.

31-year old Misty Gebhart died in November 2018 from a gunshot to the head. The manner of death is still undetermined.

The cause of death was a gunshot to the head.

But nearly 15 months later, the coroner's office still hasn't ruled whether it was a homicide, suicide or accident.

The group JAVA, which fights for family members of local crime victims, posted flyers this week on the street where Gebhart died, paying tribute to the woman who herself was a mother of three children.

Flyers posted on Riverside Ave. where Misty Gebhart died in 2018.

City police were called to the home that night to deal with a disturbance.

The boyfriend was present and we understand some of his family.

Gebhart's mother claims the boyfriend later apologized to her.

But other than the fact Gebhart died from a bullet wound to the head, Kim can't know for sure what went wrong.

We're not naming the boyfriend.

A spokesperson for Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards told us her office reviewed the case, but right now there is insufficient evidence to bring charges.

That office, however, says the case is not closed.

The waiting can be excruciating.

"She is just not the same Kimmie that…I knew her before, like I said…this is haunting," said Nancy Holmes a friend of Kim, the mother of Misty Gebhart.

Jeff Neumeyer

Jeff Neumeyer is a reporter for WPTA.

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