Investigators search for the driver of a year old deadly hit & run - - Jackson, MS

Investigators search for the driver of a year old deadly hit & run

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A memorial of stuffed animals and flowers is a constant reminder of what happened on Mississippi 17 in Holmes County on January 10, 2009.  That evening Isaac Harris was sent from his home across Highway 17 to fetch his brother for dinner, but he never came back.

"It knocked him completely out of his shoes, his socks," said his mother Thynosha Harris-Collins in an interview on January 13, 2010.  11-year-old Harris was fatally struck by a vehicle and the driver never stopped.  We spoke to his mother Thynosha Harris-Collins just days after his death.

"They didn't do anything.  He would have died by himself.  If I didn't get out there when I did he would have died alone," said Harris-Collins.

Shards of the vehicle were found on the scene.  Another driver told Holmes County Sheriff's investigators he witnessed the hit and run.

"He said it looked like he hit something, but he couldn't tell what he hit until he got down to the scene.  That's where we got the red SUV from," said Holmes County Sheriff's Captain Sam Chambers.

Crime Stoppers tips poured in initially.  "We were receiving a lot of calls.  We've been checking them out, but we haven't come up with anything yet," said Captain Chambers.

Even though it has been almost a year, Holmes County investigators consider this an open case.

"Someone knows something," said Chambers. "We need to get some closure for the family. That's what we need to do."

If you have any information about the deadly hit and run please call the Holmes County Sheriff's Department at (662) 834-1511.

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