South Albany murder investigation continues

Prosecutors confirm that a South Albany woman was alone in her home when she was murdered, and the doors locked from the inside.

So apparently 67 year old Frances Clay was killed by a shot fired through her home from the outside.

Police have confirmed she was shot, and this huge bullet hole is in her home's front window.  Firefighters had to force open her door to gain entry to her Lee Street home late Friday night, after her family called police because she had not been heard from for several days.

The District Attorney confirmed Clay was the only person in the home when the murder occurred.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "There was only one, the victim.  I'll say that.  But certainly because it is an ongoing investigation I can't make commentary about all of the things that were discovered at that particular time.  But we do have a starting point that I'm confident we can begin our investigation from."

A neighbor, Lewis Smith, says that he was not able to sleep because of Clay's death.  Lewis Smith has lived on Lee Street for 30 years, and says there has been a lot of gunfire in recent days around his home.  Clay's son says the family just wants answers about his mother's death.  

If you have any information, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS. You could earn a reward.

Clay is the second murder victim so far this year in Albany.

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