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Tifton PD hopes reward nets arrest in murder case

Victim 36-year old Verlethe Brown (Source: WALB) Victim 36-year old Verlethe Brown (Source: WALB)
Lt. Lee Dunston (Source: WALB) Lt. Lee Dunston (Source: WALB)
Neighbor Leon Jennings (Source: WALB) Neighbor Leon Jennings (Source: WALB)
Brown was killed in this mobile home park (Source: WALB) Brown was killed in this mobile home park (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

Police hope that a $1000 reward brings new information in a tough to solve murder case.

One neighbor calls the victim, Verlethe Brown, a nice lady who frequently walked in the area.

"She was a real nice girl. And she had a nice family," said Leon Jennings.

Jennings says he's sure that eventually someone will be caught for this killing. Police are confident too—they just hope it's soon.

Brown was gunned down in her mobile home on South College Circle on February 25th.

"Oh yeah, this crime is real sad. Because I had [saw] her that day, the day before she got killed, I saw her passing by," said Jennings.

Jennings remembered hearing gunshots but saw nothing that night.

Police have been chasing down leads for weeks but have not developed any suspects.

"Somebody out there possibly heard somebody bragging about something, knows somebody came home worked up," said Lt. Lee Dunston with the Tifton Police.

They hope the reward prompts whoever that person is to come forward.

"Ms. Brown lost her life over this incident. And we really hope that somebody will come forward and do the right thing and give us the information. We're hoping that this reward somewhat motivates them to do it," said Lt. Dunston.

"It's going to eventually get out, but it's going to take a while for it to get out," said Jennings.

Jennings hopes that tip comes sooner rather than later and encourages anyone with information to come forward.

Brown did live with her boyfriend at the time. It's unclear who was the target of the shooting. 

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