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'He was the light and joy of our family:' Sister speaks on brother's unsolved shooting death

In August of 2016, 70-year-old Otis Thomas Junior was shot and robbed while walking into his Milledgeville apartment.

Two years ago this week, an elderly Milledgeville man was shot and robbed while walking into his home. He died two weeks later.

Now, for the first time, his family is speaking out on a case that seems to be getting colder. Chelsea Beimfohr sat down with Otis Thomas Junior's sister, who says her family needs answers.

"We still do not know who shot Otis Junior," says Joyce Thomas Jones. "I want to speak up today to bring his death back to the forefront, to let Milledgeville know that we have not forgotten our brother."

His sister, Joyce, says Otis was the oldest of 13 siblings. He was also an Air Force veteran, a business owner, and a father.

"He was the light and joy of our family," says Jones. "My family is devastated, and we have been since he passed, and now we are just seeking answers for my brother."

Major Michael Hudson with the Milledgeville Police Department told WMAZ there have been no leads in this shooting in the last year.

Investigators submitted the case to Macon Regional Crimestoppers Tuesday morning, hoping it may encourage people to come forward with tips.

Jones says her family has had little contact with the police department.

"We just want to know something so we can have some closure in our family for our brother, and some justice for Otis Junior," says Jones.

If you have any information on this shooting you can call Crimestoppers at 1-877-68- CRIME, or you can call the Milledgeville Police Department at 478-414-4000.

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