DENVER (CBS4) – Police thought they’d solved the case but now the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run has apparently fled again.

The suspect, Jim Tillmon, 31, has a criminal record, including a 2004 failure to appear on drug charges; a 2007 failure to appear on drug charges — twice; and a 2008 failure to appear on a battery charge. Somehow, when arrested in the 2008 case his $250,000 bond was lowered to $75,000 and he was able to get out of jail.

In December of 2012 a 61-year-old woman named Zewde Ali was crossing South Parker Road and had stopped in the middle. A vehicle struck and killed her and the driver fled the scene. Pieces of the vehicle and a description of a blue Buick Rendezvous helped police identify Tillmon as a suspect.

Tillmon was eventually arrested. He was not the owner of the SUV but lived in Denver and has a criminal history involving drugs and weapons and was on probation.

Ali lived across the street from where the hit-and-run occurred.

Additional Information From The Denver Police Department

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to

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