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Community raises reward money for Moultrie homicide case

A Moultrie family is still pleading for answers after a 68-year-old woman was shot and killed more than a week ago. (Source: WALB) A Moultrie family is still pleading for answers after a 68-year-old woman was shot and killed more than a week ago. (Source: WALB)
"We are serving warning to anyone out there that thinks they can just come take the life of one of our members and nothing is done," said Reverend W.B. Sales.(Source:WALB) "We are serving warning to anyone out there that thinks they can just come take the life of one of our members and nothing is done," said Reverend W.B. Sales.(Source:WALB)
A group of pastors with the Home Mission Baptist Association is now collecting money to go towards offering a reward in this case. (Source: WALB) A group of pastors with the Home Mission Baptist Association is now collecting money to go towards offering a reward in this case. (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

A Moultrie family is still pleading for answers after a 68-year-old woman was shot and killed more than a week ago. 

A group of local pastors is now coming together to raise a reward fund, in the hopes that someone will come forward with information.

By Sunday, pastors in Moultrie hope to have the money raised and hope that it will be a big amount. The group said a donor has stepped up and said she will match whatever amount they raise.

"The last breath in my body, I know I'm going to get justice for my momma," said Harris' daughter, Joyce Green. 

A powerful message from a family who is still begging for answers in the senseless shooting of Mattie Harris.

"We are serving warning to anyone out there that thinks they can just come take the life of one of our members and nothing is done," said Reverend W.B. Sales.

It's been more than a week since Harris was shot and killed on the front porch steps of her home, and still no answers, no arrests, no justice for her family.

"Prayer is good, preaching is good, but money, money changes things," said Sales.

A group of pastors with the Home Mission Baptist Association is now collecting money to go towards offering a reward in the case. 

They will be collecting funds until Sunday and then announce an amount to the community.

"Somebody will come forward and tell who did this. I just want justice," said Green.

Green said the pain of her mother's death still lingers in her heart every day.

Green just wants the violence in the community to stop and for whoever was involved in taking her mother's life to be held responsible.

"We got to stand together. If we stand divided, this is going to continue," explained Green.

The group of pastors said that raising the money for this reward shows that they don't just have a mission to serve inside the church, but out in the community as well.

"Be able to be out and help the community in disastrous times like this," said Reverend Gray.

If you want to donate to the reward fund, you can reach out to Home Mission Baptist Association or call (229) 782-5023.

Officials are asking anyone who may have information to contact the Moultrie Police Department Tip Line at (229) 890-5449 or the GBI at (229) 225-4090

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