A family wants answers after they lose another loved one in a hit-and-run

Harris County Sheriff's Department Sgt. D.J. Hilborn, right, walks away from the scene of a multiple shooting Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Houston. Eight people were found dead inside a home following the arrest of David Conley, who exchanged gunfire with police, Texas authorities said Sunday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Their father reportedly died during a hit-and-run three years ago.

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And, sadly, history recently repeated itself for the Rodriguez family:

Police said an SUV hit Patricia Rodriguez, 38, killing her as she tried to cross Fondren in southwest Houston on Saturday night.

Now, her heartbroken family wants answers.

The driver of a maroon Nissan Murano, who initially stopped, reportedly left the scene:

“This person had to have known that they hit a person,” Torie Castenada, the victim’s sister, said in an interview.

Witnesses said they did catch a partial view of the car’s license plate, with the letters “JB,” but couldn’t see the rest.

Now, the family is fearful the same thing will happen after they lost their father, whose hit-and-run suspect remains at large.

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“My family would love for them to just turn themselves in. It could’ve been an accident, we don’t know how lit up it was,” Castenada said further.

May her loved ones know peace.

If you would like to share information on this incident, contact your local police or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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