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Cold Case: Georgia Haggai


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Georgia Haggai

March 31, 1986

9900 Dichondra Court


Georgia Haggai was shot to death when she answered her front door just before dawn on March 31, 1986.

Neighbors phoned police after they were awakened by gunshots at about 5 a.m. Officers arrived to find Haggai lying in her entryway, clad in a robe and dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and upper body. Haggai's front door was standing open and the screen door was shut but unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry into the house and no signs of a struggle.

A neighbor saw a single suspect running away from Haggai's residence immediately after the gunfire. The suspect disappeared down the street, and another neighbor then heard the screeching tires of a car speeding away. The suspect was never identified.

Detectives believe that Haggai must have known her assailant because she was very security conscious.

Haggai was a prominent and successful San Diego businesswoman. She was the owner and president of Georgia's Inc., a temporary personnel service for bookkeepers and accountants. She was also a physical fitness enthusiast and was actively involved in her community, particularly as a member of the Soroptimists.