Two years later, Pensacola woman's murder remains unsolved

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - This week marks two years since Millicent Burnette-McManus was found murdered in Pensacola, and now police are turning to the public to help bring her killer to justice.

Burnette-McManus was found dead in her home on Hatton Street on March 6, 2016.

"We never forget about any open murder case we have. I believe we, as a community, can solve this case and bring a suspect to justice," Pensacola Police Chief Tommi Lyter said in a news release.

Byron Burnette is the victim's brother. He says the family is ready for answers.

"No one that looses a loved one should ever feel like this is a cold case," Burnette said. "In other words, it makes me feel like they've given up. But today proves they haven't."

Burnette says his sister was a kind person, and he doesn't know who would want to harm her.

"The only pain I have is that I don't have my sister with me anymore," Burnette said. "My mother doesn't have her daughter with her anymore."

Police said they would be canvassing the area this week in hopes of developing new leads in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Chad Willhite at 850-435-1972 or Crime Stoppers at 850-433-STOP.


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