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Douglas unsolved murder anniversary

39-year-old Doris Worrell was shot and killed at Jon's SportPark which she and her husband owned. (Source: WALB) 39-year-old Doris Worrell was shot and killed at Jon's SportPark which she and her husband owned. (Source: WALB)
Doris Worrell's sister Le Ann Tuggle (Source: WALB) Doris Worrell's sister Le Ann Tuggle (Source: WALB)
A year and a half after Doris was shot, two men were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder, but prosecutors dropped the charges due to a lack of evidence. (Source: WALB) A year and a half after Doris was shot, two men were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder, but prosecutors dropped the charges due to a lack of evidence. (Source: WALB)
PERRY, GA (WALB) -

Today marks the 10th anniversary of a mysterious unsolved murder in Douglas.

39-year-old Doris Worrell was shot and killed at Jon's SportPark which she and her husband owned.

"Coincidentally this is the chair and the place that I was sitting when I took everything in," said Doris Worrell's sister Le Ann Tuggle.

Tuggle's world was turned upside down 10 years ago when she found out her younger sister, Doris Worrell, was murdered.

It's still an unsolved mystery.

"This death, just affected so many people in so many ways," said Tuggle.

Every year, Tuggle relives that fateful morning of September 20th when she received a call.

The most heart-wrenching task, was breaking the news to her mother.

"I crumpled to the floor, that was one of the most difficult things I've ever done in my life," said Tuggle.

So who was Doris?

As the oldest, and just three years apart, Doris and Le Ann were very close but very different.

Le Ann the brunette teacher, and Doris the blonde artist.

"Some of my most cherished artwork of hers are these Christmas ornaments," said Tuggle.

Le Ann said Doris was most passionate about motherhood.

"She stayed at home with her children, her whole life revolved around her children," said Tuggle.

She had a son and two girls.

Investigators looked into Doris's husband, John Worrell, who moved to Costa Rica with the three children a year after the murder.

Tuggle believes he wanted to get away from her persistent push for answers.

"I was the only one that ever called to say I need an update," said Tuggle.

And so many years later, she's still hoping for an update that will provide justice for her baby sister.

A year and a half after Doris was shot, two men were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder, but prosecutors dropped the charges due to a lack of evidence.

The case is still open.

You can call in tips to the GBI office in Douglas at 912-389-4103.

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