Sheila Wysocki is a mother of two and an accomplished private detective. It’s not usual to see those two epithets applied to the same woman, but Sheila herself is hardly what most people would consider usual. After solving her former roommate’s murder, a case that had gone cold for more than 25 years, Sheila devoted herself to detective work completely, founding the non-profit Without Warning: Fight Back. She uses this as an outlet for advocating for victims of crime. She is a licensed professional investigator, who will get to the truth no matter how long it takes.
Talk to Sheila, it will be clear that she makes no distinction between her life as a mom and her life as a professional investigator. In fact, her motherly instincts influence her investigative work, as she often relies on her gut feelings to guide the directions of the analyses and reports that she makes. Sheila has a unique way of solving her cases using what she calls her secret weapon of dyslexia. She sees cases in a way that isn't the norm, instead of being a disability, she considers it an ability to see. She is widely known for what she does, having appeared on Anderson Cooper, Dateline, Katie Couric, Biography, ABC's 20/20, Crime Watch Daily, Criminal and numerous other podcasts. She was also featured in the Washington Post.