Posted: Apr 5, 2013 2:43 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: Apr 5, 2013 3:35 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- After hitting a dead end in their search for leads, police hit the streets Thursday night, asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for the hit-and-run that killed a Corpus Christi woman last year.
Kimberley Encinia, 24, was killed when she was hit by a truck as she walked along McArdle Road near Rodd Field in February 2011. The driver who hit Encinia, who was on her way to a sleepover at The Net church, never stopped.
Police officers passed out fliers with information about the unsolved case at intersections near where the accident happened. Authorities said they hope the fliers help someone remember anything they might have seen or heard.
Vehicle fragments investigators found the night of the accident indicate that the suspect vehicle may have been a 2002-2004 white Nissan Xterra.
"Someone in this community knows what happened," said Cmdr. John Houston of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "Either the person that hit her told a friend, or told a neighbor, or somebody in the family know."
Encinia's mother, Mary Encinia, said she just wants to know who is responsible. She said for her, it's not about punishment, it's about closure. "I forgive you. I forgive you. If you're looking, if you're seeing this, I forgive you since the moment I saw her in the ditch, and you're free to come forward. I'll be there with you."
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