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Authorities identify 71-year-old woman murdered in Barbour Co.


The Barbour County Sheriff's Department is identifying the 71-year-old murder victim whose body was found Friday morning at her home in the Springhill community.

Investigators say it appears Elizabeth Sanders was shot to death in her home during a robbery. No suspects have been identified.

Neighbors tell WSFA 12 News they heard shots fired early Friday morning. The sheriff's department says Sanders' son found the body and called police.

Neighbors who knew Sanders say she was well known and loved within the community. They're trying to cope with the murder of a woman they say didn't have a single enemy.

Investigators say their investigation is still in its earliest stages and are not releasing many details at this point. They are asking residents to call the sheriff's office if they saw anything out of the ordinary Friday, including a car or peculiar person.

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