Monday will be six months to the day that Jackson Walden was killed by a hit-and-run driver on the streets of Elk Grove. It will also be what would have been his 21st birthday.
The was found in the early morning hours of March 17, lying in the roadway at the intersection of Elk Grove Boulevard and School Street. The case hasn't had any substantial leads, and police are again looking to the public for information.
"The driver of the vehicle involved in the death of my grandson left Jackson in the street to die," Walden's grandmother Dixie Lester said in a news release. "I can't bring Jackson back, but I won't rest until this murderer is found."
Lester spoke with Elk Grove Patch in June and spoke of the the loss of her grandson has been.
And it's been a tough case for police. "At this point, we haven't contacted any witnesses or any drivers in the area, or anyone that's been able to provide us substantial information to point us in the direction of the person responsible for the hit-and-run," Elk Grove Police Department spokesman Chris Trim said.
So the police are again asking for the public's help:
Anyone with information regarding this hit and run collision is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Traffic Bureau at (916) 478-8148 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357). Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Tips can also be sent via SMS text message by entering CRIMES (274637) on a cell phone, followed by Tip732 (agency identification number) and the message.