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1 year later: Family offers reward to find hit and run killer

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

August 28 marked a year to the day when a group of ten sisters became a group of nine. Today, that family wants answers.

More than a year ago, Mattie Amos was killed in a hit and run accident by the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The person who struck her has still not been caught.

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"An arrest. And a conviction," said Roberta Lewis, one of Amos's sisters. "And maybe there can be some closure, some justice brought to this case."

"We don't understand why or how a human person could just run someone over and leave. I don't understand that," added Kimberly Davis, Amos's only daughter. Davis was 41 when her mother was killed.

 All the police have is a car mirror they found at the time of the accident. A year later, they still haven't been to find the car it came from.

"Our heart goes out to them for such a tragic accident. And we understand that it's our responsibility and job to provide answers to this particular family as well. But again, we just need some more information," said Commander Tyree Jones with the Jackson Police Department.

The family is now offering a $1,000 reward, hoping someone will come forward with more information, or turn themselves in.

Mary Hewitt, Amos's eldest sister, said "It's been very hard. And I just hope that someone will come forward and say something to help ease our pain."

"We want peace and we want closure," Davis added, with her family looking on nearby. "We understand that this will not bring her back, however it will give us the closure that we so deserve. And God bless you.

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