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5 years later, family still seeks answers in Margaret Abbott's murder

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Margaret Abbott was shot and killed on November 24th, 2008.  (Source: Anita Abbott) Margaret Abbott was shot and killed on November 24th, 2008. (Source: Anita Abbott)
(Source: Anita Abbott) (Source: Anita Abbott)
Margaret Abbott (Source: Anita Abbott) Margaret Abbott (Source: Anita Abbott)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The family of Margaret Abbott is still waiting on new tips or leads in the case to help catch the person who shot and killed her almost 5 years ago. 

Abbott was shot and killed on November 24th, 2008. She was shot 4 times in the back and once in the head. Her body was found on West Canal St. in Shreveport.

"Sit back and think about the good times and laugh about it," says Anita Abbott. Anita is Abbott's daughter, and says each year the entire family gets together to celebrate the birthday of her mother.

If Abbott were still alive, she would be turning 61 years old tomorrow.

Anita says her mother was schizophrenic and the night she was killed she wandered out of the house and down the street, never to return again.

"We miss our mother more than anything, we had a special bond without mother," says Anita as she sits next to her sister Michelle Williams.

The Shreveport Police Department says all leads on the case have turned cold, and at the moment the case is not assigned to a detective.

Cpl. Marcus Hines tells KSLA News 12 that the detective previously on the case is no longer working for SPD. According to Hines, "There is nothing compromised with the absence of an investigator, or the departing of an investigator, that was previously assigned to a case." Hines. 

"My one word I would have to ask that person is why...that's all I would ask…why," says Williams as she speaks about the possibility of confronting the person responsible for her mother's death.

If you have any information about this case, you can call the Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.

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