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MOM-TURNED-PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR SHEILA WYSOCKI SOLVING MY BEST FRIEND’S MURDER

After helping bring her college roommate’s killer to justice, she now takes on ‘unsolvable’ cases, giving hope to families of victims who want answers
Seeking Justice “I know what families go through to find answers,” says Wysocki (reviewing notes from a current case).

Sheila Wysocki saw a ghost. It had been two decades since the rape and murder of her friend and college roommate Angie Samota when she glimpsed her slain friend standing in the bedroom. “I know it sounds crazy,” says Wysocki, who was then a 41-year-old stay-at-home mother of two young boys. “But it was in the middle of the day. She was wearing one of her favorite skirts and she was smiling a big, huge smile.” The vision of her friend evaporated in seconds, but Wysocki couldn’t erase it from her mind, and all the life-changing pain and fear she’d felt on Oct. 13, 1984—the day Samota, 20, was killed in her

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