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On December 9, 2008, exactly 5 years ago, 61-year-old Glenda Sue Mitchell was getting ready for Christmas.

She'd just gone shopping for presents, and came back to her home on Newberg Avenue in Macon.

That's when someone came in her back door and robbed her, taking her purse. The man then shot her in chest.

Neighbors heard the shots and called 911. Mitchell was still breathing when taken to hospital and gave Macon Police a description of her attacker, but died soon after.

DNA was taken from the crime scene, but after a year, the case was added to the shelf of cold cases.

Captain Jimmy Barbee says there's no new information, but that the DNA has been entered into the system and would match up if the attacker is arrested for another crime.

Barbee says he believes the robbery to be the motivation for the killing.

Mitchell's house has since been demolished. Neighbors on Newberg Ave. say safety and crime is still a concern to them.

Sue Mitchell worked at the Bibb Company and later at YKK. Her brother, Roy, says she was always a kind and generous person.

He says the family just wants closure in the case, and says especially around the holidays, misses his sister.

"Christmas isn't the same without her," he says.

If you have any information on this case, you can call Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68-CRIME. There is still a reward of up to $1,000.

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