Central States Violent Crime

Two Little Girls Murdered by Their Father on New Year’s Day

Two Little Girls Murdered by Their Father on New Year’s Day

Murder victims Alyse Williams and Ava Williams

Murder victims Alyse Williams and Ava Williams

Columbus Division of Police Press Release


On January 1, 2021, Columbus Police officers responded to 928 Muirwood Village Drive on a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, they were directed to 885 Danwood Drive. Upon arriving at this location, officers heard multiple gunshots coming from 885 Danwood Dr.

Officers made entry & found the two victims, 6-year-old Alyse Williams and 9-year-old Ava Williams, suffering from gunshot wounds.

They also found the suspect, 32-year-old Aaron Williams, who was suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The suspect was later pronounced deceased at the scene at 11:32 pm.

The two victims were transported to Doctor’s West Hospital and eventually succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at 12:07 am & 12:43 am.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

This is the city’s 2nd & 3rd homicide in 2021.

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