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      Toledo family seeks closure in loved one's murder

      The holiday season is no longer a happy time for 65-year-old James Smith of central Toledo. Smith still laments the murder of his mother Fannie Mae Smith. The 81-year-old grandmother was fatally shot in the early morning hours of Jan. 3, 2012. An unknown assailant fired several shots through Smith's Fulton Street home as she sat on the couch watching television. Her murder was the first in Toledo in 2012 and remains unsolved. "It's Christmas and the holidays and I have birthday coming up on New Year's Day but I don't have nirthdays anymore because my mother was killed on January 3 two years ago," Smith said.

      Fannie Mae Smith would have turned 83 last month. Some of her children and grandchildren had a get together in her memory. "On the 17th of this month my immediate family went to a bowling alley, because she liked to bowl and we talked about my mother," Mr. Smith said.

      Toledo police have not identified any suspects in the case. Anyone with information on the shooting death of Fannie Mae Smith should call Crime Stopper at 419-255-1111.