In the early morning hours of December 15, 2007, 29-year-old Donna Mills was asleep in her Confederate Point Road apartment on the westside of Jacksonville, Florida when a stray bullet came through her window, striking and killing her as she slept.
Officers responded to a report of gunfire around 3:00am but were unable to locate any suspects or evidence of shots being fired. Around 11:00am officers returned to investigate a second report of gunshots and discovered Donna’s body in her apartment. Investigators believe the shots were random and need someone to come forward with information to identify the shooter.
As the 9-year anniversary of Donna’s murder approaches, the family asks that the person(s) responsible finally be held accountable. Donna touched the lives of countless family members, friends and citizens with her well documented kindness and giving spirit. Known for her beautiful smile and passion for photography, Donna was also committed to helping others. She was a team captain for charitable events hosted by her employer, VyStar Credit Union, and also volunteered for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Donna’s legacy will forever live on but it is time to get her killer off the street. Anyone that fires a weapon randomly and indiscriminately, with no regard for life or public safety, does not deserve to walk free in society.
If you have any information, no matter how small you think it is, please call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500. To remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward up to $4,000 you can submit a web tip to First Coast Crime Stoppers or call (866) 845-TIPS. A separate $11,000 reward is being offered by The Justice Coalition for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
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