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She Was Shot Dead In Her Driveway. But, It Wasn't Until Cop Found Her Burned Truck A Mile Away They Were Led To Her Body.

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Sep. 11 2022, Published 2:25 p.m. ET

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In 2011, Linda Cage was outside her Florida home in her driveway when she was shot and killed. Her family was inside the house, a few hundred feet away, but they didn’t hear anything.

They also didn’t see who killed their matriarch.

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Now, more than a decade later, the hunt for Cage’s killer is ongoing.

On Aug. 3, 2011, Cage, 50, was discovered shot to death at the end of her driveway, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Her vehicle was found about a mile away on fire.

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The suspect has never been identified. Though police still hope to solve the cold case. Anyone with information is asked to call (352) 368-STOP.

Her daughter, Brandi Milam, told WESH a year after the killing that she and her daughters were inside the home about 300 feet away when Cage was killed.

Cage planned to head to court that morning for a case involving her ex-husband and guardianship of their adopted son, according to WESH.

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"I said, 'Good luck, Mom,' and that was the last time I saw her," Milam said.

Her car was found first, and then deputies traced it back to the home where they found Cage’s remains, according to WESH.

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Milam worked to help detectives solve her mom’s murder, including handing out leaflets, according to the Ocala StarBanner. She described her mom as the “sweetest, kindest, most wonderful person I ever met.”

The daughter spoke to the StarBanner a few years after the killing. At that time, she hoped someone would come forward with a tip that would crack the case.

“It's still an unsolved murder. Someone, somewhere knows something. I'm still waiting for that call,” Milam said.

More than a decade later, she is still waiting.


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