The Free Press, Mankato, MN

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April 23, 2013

Hit-and-run victim looking for witnesses

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MANKATO —

“Until further leads or evidence arise, there is no further action needed by this officer,” her report said. “Case inactive.”

Moutry said he is convinced he found the right car and was hoping the police would do more.

“Are you just going to let people hit people and not do anything about it?” Moutry said. “That’s what it feels like to me. Thank God it wasn’t worse than it was for me.”

The case is inactive, but it isn’t closed, said Cmdr. Dan Schisel of the Mankato Department of Public Safety. He said he gives Moutry credit for his effort to find the car, but there needs to be proof before charges can be filed. Officers understand his situation and also want to catch the driver.

“If there’s injuries, it can be a financial situation for the person being hit,” Schisel said. “We’re following up and we haven’t found the suspect yet. The damages we’re looking for haven’t been discovered.”

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