Middletown Police Detective Steve Winters is blunt about the events of that night.
“It was a contract hit,” Winters said. “I know the intended party was Stevie Waldon, but unfortunately Teresa Shields was killed. Her family, it absolutely breaks my heart what they are going through. They are good, good people and they deserve justice.”
Tina and Dale Shields were vacationing in Mexico in their motor home when they received word of their daughter’s murder.
“We flew home,” Tina Shields told this news outlet, adding that she and her husband are heartbroken they didn’t spend Teresa’s last holiday on Earth with her.
“She was such a hard worker. A home health care worker,” Tina Shields said.
Teresa was also interested in fashion and wanted to have children, she said.
“It is just so hard … she loved the whole family and her friends,” Tina Shields said. “There are people who know what happened to my baby. They need to come forward and speak. Teresa would do it for them, I know she would.”
Muterspaw said cooperation is needed from the public to solve the case.
“We have ideas of who did it, we have suspects, we have leads, but the right people need to come forward who were there and who saw what happened…” he said.
“The family deserves that. The girl that was murdered that night, she deserves justice and right now we are not getting it,” Muterspaw said.
Anyone with information regarding the Shields homicide can:
- Call the anonymous tip line at 513-425-7749
- Send police a private message via Facebook
- Call Detective Steve Winters or Detective Sam Allen at 513-425-7737