Monday, February 8, 2021

The Murder of Destiny Mills


Destiny Mills was only 20 years-old when she was murdered on March 24th, 2015. She lived in an apartment in Trotwood, Ohio at the time of her death. The circumstances surrounding Destiny's death have left her loved ones with more questions than answers, and her murder remains unsolved today.

A few months before her death, Destiny began dating a new boyfriend named  Michael D. Scott. According to Destiny's mother, Destiny had mentioned Michael a few times but had not introduced him to her family yet. In fact, Destiny's mother's first interaction with Michael occurred on the night Destiny was killed. That evening, Michael sent her mother a Facebook message to tell her that Destiny had been shot. She died while being transported to the hospital.

By Michael's account, Destiny was inside her apartment, lying on her couch, when "a hail of 8-10 bullets came through the wall and door." One of the bullets struck Destiny in the chest. There were reportedly other people inside the apartment as well, but Destiny was the only one to get hit by a bullet. The shooter(s) fled the scene before police arrived.

Destiny's family members are suspicious of Michael's version of events, but Trotwood police are not considering him a suspect in her murder at this time. Still, in September 2015, Michael was arrested for the murder of Joshua Hamilton. Michael reportedly shot and killed Joshua while inside Kricket's Tavern in Huber Heights. In 2016, he was found guilty of those charges and sentenced to 22 years in prison.

Despite all of this, police do not believe Michael was the one who shot and killed Destiny. However, they do believe that Michael might have been the intended target on the night Destiny was shot. There were reportedly up to 15 people in the apartment at the time the gunfire erupted--and there were multiple other people in and out of the apartment at various times that day as well. 

Destiny's murder remains unsolved. If you have any information that could help solve the case, please call 937-222-STOP(7867) to submit an anonymous tip. 

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