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Woman murdered on Mother's Day in Tifton

Zeni Marie Travis, 47 (Source: Albritton Funeral Directors) Zeni Marie Travis, 47 (Source: Albritton Funeral Directors)
Map depicts where Travis was killed in Tifton (Source: WALB) Map depicts where Travis was killed in Tifton (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A Tifton killer is on the loose after a woman was gunned down on Mother's Day.

On Wednesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that Zeni Mari Travis, 47, was shot and killed Sunday morning.

Deputies with the Tift County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call at the corner of South Park Avenue and Mathis Street.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sylvester officer said Travis was riding with her mother, who drives a cab.

The GBI said that they picked up a passenger on Emerson O. Bynes Avenue and were headed to the 400 block of Mathis Street. That's where the fare robbed Travis’ mother and shot Travis, who was in the front seat. 

Travis was taken to the Tift Regional Medical Center where she later died. Her body was taken to the GBI crime lab in Macon for an autopsy.

Nearby residents said it was a senseless killing.

"This is very sad," explained Denise Martin. "This is a lady out here trying to work, make a living and you can't even do that anymore. For me, my heart goes out to this family and sorry that this has happened."

Martin said the neighborhood violence must come to an end soon.

According to her obituary, Travis was living in Alabama.

The GBI said this investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tift County Sheriff’s Office at (229)-388-6020, the GBI office in Sylvester at (229)-777-2080, or online HERE.

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