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Jun 17, 2014 6:49 PM

LEX 18 Crime Stoppers: Plea For Information In 2011 Cold Case

Detectives have never been able to identify the driver who hit and killed Lance Newby in a north Lexington neighborhood in 2011.

But now, they're hoping a reward makes someone come forward with the information they've kept to themselves the last three years.

"He was here with me every day," Newby's mother Jennifer Stigall said. "My yard would be cut if he was here. It's hard, it's real hard."

Stigall can't rest as her mind still wanders back to that morning when she held her dying son in her arms on Winburn Drive.

Newby had walked up to catch a bus. He was supposed to be right back but he was hit by an SUV that drove up on the curb then took off.

"To me, this was done on purpose. It was no accident," Stigall said. "If it was an accident, they would've stopped."

Police are doing something they've never done with this case before.

"We've already made pleas to the public years ago when this first happened and now, we're trying to revisit the case," Lexington Police Department Detective Jason Rothermund said. "It's a cold case at this point."

Thanks to Crime Stoppers, they're able to offer a $1,000 to the person who calls them with a name of the person driving the SUV that November morning.

"Just please come forward," Stigall said. "You don't have to tell your name or nothing else. Just help us find out the person who killed my son."

If you have any idea who was driving the dark colored SUV that hit Newby in November 2011, call the Crime Stoppers tipline at (859) 253-2020. You don't have to leave your name, just your information relating to the case.

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