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Family pleads for killer to be found after woman found shot to death

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Tiffany Stephens Tiffany Stephens
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Police investigate woman's murder at Shoals Crossing Apartments. Police investigate woman's murder at Shoals Crossing Apartments.

DeKalb County detectives are trying to figure out who shot and killed a woman in an apartment complex on Flat Shoals Road on Aug. 7.

According to Sgt. Steven Dean of the DeKalb County Police Department, a concerned citizen called 911 at about 10 p.m. Dean didn't elaborate on what the caller said.

When officers arrived at Shoals Crossing Apartments at 1930 Flat Shoals Road, they found Tiffany Stephens, 23, dead inside an apartment. She had multiple gunshot wounds, Dean said.

Detectives are actively working this case and following up on strong leads.

Stephens' family has pleaded with CBS46 to bring this case to light.

Her sister, Shatina Stephens, wrote and said, "Tiffany Stephens was not only just my little sister she was a good person and everybody who she came across her loved her. She had the most beautiful smile and a very fun spirit person. I really wish all the cops are doing whatever they can to find the person who did this to my little sister. I could not think of anything she could have done that was so bad that someone would want to take her from us. Please can everyone do what they need to find her killer. She will not rest until he is found and her family will not be at peace until something is done."

According to the victim's family, she left New York to make it on her own and live her dreams. Tiffany Stephens recently started her own business, Spiked Delights, making alcohol infused baked goods.

"Taking after her mother, she could cook the best food and still have you wanting more," said her cousin, Brianna Haynes.

"Tiffany was the heart and soul of our family, as well as educated, loyal, devoted, very caring and giving, outgoing, independent, bubbly, she always had a smile on her face, and most of all, she loved her family above all others," said her aunt, Keisha Carmock. "She didn't deserve that, and to die alone and in fear... is eating me up every day that no one has been caught for her murder."

"She was very intelligent, caring, family-oriented, outgoing, charismatic, insightful and full of life. To my knowledge she was loved by everyone, especially family. She was an angel. She could walk into a room and literally brightened the room with her infectious smile and ability to charm you to happiness," said Haynes.

The family is urging anyone who knows anything about this case to call Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Callers may remain anonymous.

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