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Crime Stoppers stepping in on cold case murder

By Krystal Allan – bio | email

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - September will mark two years since 45-year-old Angela Lizana was found shot multiple times at her home off Moran Road in Harrison County's Lizana community. Her mother, Alma Rose Lizana, found her lying in a pool of blood inside her carport door. 

"She was a good person, out-going person, and she'd help anyone she could," Lizana remembered.

Sergeant Michelle Corbine with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office said the motive still remains unclear.  Nothing was taken off the victim or from her home, according to Corbine.  But, after talking with several people and hours of investigative work, one theory has emerged.

"It's definitely somebody that Angie knew, and I feel comfortable saying that.  It's not a random incident.  They didn't just pick the door on the corner.  They knew which door to go to," Corbine said.

After nearly two years and few answers, family members hope this cold case can finally be solved with the help of Crime Stoppers.

"That may be key for that person to call in and remain anonymous as opposed to making them a witness in the case," Corbine said.

The family believes getting answers would also provide a sense of peace in dealing with another loss.  Angela's 20-year-old daughter, Candace, died just four months after her mother, following complications from surgery.  Family members say Angela was deeply devoted to her daughter who was wheelchair bound.

It's a lot for one family to bear, but family members are hopeful someone will step up and do the right thing.

"If they just please come forward and give us some closure, we'd appreciate it.

Anyone with information on the murder of Angela Lizana is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or submit a tip online at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

There's a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in this case.  Crime Stoppers will add an additional one-thousand dollars to the reward money since the case involves homicide.  Callers can phone in anonymously.

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