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Widow of a murdered man speaks out for first time

Cynthia Moffett Cynthia Moffett

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are continuing to investigate the Aug. 18 slaying of a Savannah man who was found dead in his home.

Police are now saying Milton Moffett, 40, was found lying lifeless on the living room floor of his East 54th Street home after being shot an undisclosed number of times. Police also say Moffett's mother was in the back bedroom of the home during the shooting, but was unaware of what was going on due to her being deaf.

"It was painful. I've never felt something like that in my life. I don't even know the reason why this happened," said Moffett's widow, Cynthia.

Relatives and neighbors are confused about why someone would kill Moffett. They said he got along with everyone and they don't know of anyone who had a problem with him.

"He was a loving, giving, and caring person," said Cynthia Moffett. "I just want the community to come forward if they saw anything because I would feel a whole lot better once the person is caught."

Det. Tiffany Manuel said the unsolved case is still ongoing and that's why details are limited. She is asking anyone who knows anything about Moffett's shooting death to come forward. 

"This neighborhood, at one time, had been a little rougher, and the community stepped up and they asked the city to come in and put up sidewalks and try to take care of some of the crime. We did have and we were very successful in helping to turnover the neighborhood. We're hoping the citizens will come back now and help us to figure out what happened here this day."

Anyone with information the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Milton Moffett's church First African Baptist Church has set up a memorial fund to help Moffett's family, who depended solely on him. Donations are being accepted at Capitol City Bank, 339 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., and will be administered by First African Baptist Church.

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