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Family Pleads For Answers Half A Year After Longmont Hit & Run

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LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Just days before what would have been her son’s 17th birthday, a Longmont mother is pleading for help from anyone who might have information about who is responsible for killing her son.

Jason Grimmer was killed in a hit-and-run crash on New Year’s Eve on Main Street in Longmont.

A community memorial still stands for Grimmer where he was killed.

There are still no leads in the case and now his family is making a plea to the public for anyone with information to come forward.

Family members talk with CBS4 (credit: CBS)

Family members talk with CBS4 (credit: CBS)

There’s no question Grimmer is incredibly missed by his family.

“Every day of my life. Every day I miss him,” said his mother Cara Tedeschi, who tattoed her son’s name on her wrist.

Rachel Waltz, his aunt, also has a tattoo that pays tribute to Grimmer on her wrist.

“I don’t know how anyone could have a decency to hit someone and just leave. It’s not fair. It was an innocent person,” Waltz said.

Investigators are continuing to review video footage in hopes of getting a make on the car that hit Grimmer. They have also canvassed repair shops in hopes of identifying the suspect’s car.

Initially, Kendra Balentine was arrested in January in the case. The charges were later dropped when it was determined her car was not involved. Her family and her pastor maintained with help from cellphone video that Balentine was at a church event when the crash happened.

Grimmer’s family will hold a candlelight vigil at the spot he died on Monday night at 8:45 p.m. to mark his birth date.

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