Two Families of Macon Homicide Victims Wait for Answers

5:54 PM, Aug 4, 2011   |    comments
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For more than a month, Macon police have worked the case of Mercer Law graduate Lauren Giddings.

Last week, two more homicides were not immediately solved.

Each family waits for progress in the investigation into the death of a loved one.

Lawanna Smith says her son, 35-year-old Alfred Smith, was never a troublemaker.

"That was my baby, and part of my heart," she says. "I'm gonna miss his smile, he's always smiling."  

Smith was shot and killed in the parking lot at Wings Cafe in Macon on July 25. But the family says that's all they know.

They aren't alone.

Another family wants to know who killed 20-year-old Anthony Harris, who was shot outside the Whiskey River nightclub on July 29.

"I was just breathless, I was speechless just to know his age and being so young," says Harris' cousin, Joseph Pounds.

Pounds says Harris would have helped anyone in a heartbeat.

"I hope that the detectives, Macon police, whoever, I hope they just, like, do they job, and find out what's the real problem behind the situation." 

Macon police won't say if they have any leads in either case.

Spokeswoman Jami Gaudet says police are interviewing people, tracing cell phone records, and going door to door.

She says the only update is an added description to someone who police say could be involved in the Harris case -- a 5"6 male with a stocky build, who Gaudet says, is now described as having a "peculiar" nose.

Anyone with any information can call 1-877-68-CRIME.

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