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Police: Death was hit-and-run, search continues for driver

Shelby Luciano (Photo source: Facebook) Shelby Luciano (Photo source: Facebook)

Police now confirm 23-year-old Shelby Luciano was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Her body was discovered in a ditch nearly one month ago on Waveland Avenue, near where a memorial has been set up in her honor. Police have released few details about the circumstances surrounding her death, and there had been speculation that her body may have been dumped in that location. 

Shelby's family hopes the community will help find the driver.

"It's going to take a community to figure out who the person was who hit and struck my daughter to her fatality," said Rose Luciano-Foss. "The passenger side of the vehicle is what struck her and we are asking anyone everyone to please take note of any damage you might see."

Investigators say the vehicle in question was headed north on Waveland Avenue between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. June 18.

If you know of a vehicle with recent damage to its front passenger side, that information could lead to a $10,000 reward from Shelby's  family and an additional $1,000 reward from Crimestoppers.

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