Macon shooting victim remembered as fun, beautiful

Missing person found shot to death

Editor's Note: This story has been changed to reflect the correct name. When authorities identified the victim they released the name Jontavious Towns. 

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Candice Towns, 30, was part of an exceptionally violent night in Macon on Tuesday.

Towns, a transwoman, was one of three people killed in four separate shootings. Two people were wounded in the crimes.

Bibb County Sheriff's Office is not saying the shootings are related.

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Towns' family and friends say she had a big personality. 

"Candice was a fun loving person, like to have fun, beautiful shape," said her cousin, Rhonda Everett.

She had some words for her cousin's killer.

"You took away somebody I love," Everett said. "He was an uncle, brother, sister, whatever you want to call him. It doesn't matter if someone chooses to be something other than what they're born. We're all human."

A Bibb County public works employee found Towns dead, suffering from a gunshot wound on Rosecrest Avenue -- a side street between Telfair Street and Second Avenue.

No arrests have been made.

 

 

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