Family puts up posters to keep interest in hit and run case

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It has been more than three weeks since 16-year old Xavier Fuentes was hit as he walked along the roadway on Route 117 in South Paris. He died on the way to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle that hit him remains a mystery. His family said they won't get closure until they get some answers about what happened that night.

"I have to say that I am starting to feel slightly hopeless that somebody may not come forward," said Fuentes' mother Sheila Cole.

Early on in the investigation, Police had two persons of interest they wanted to question, but that lead apparently did not pan out. Now the family is worried that leads and tips are now slowing to a trickle. Instead of just sitting around waiting for something to happen the family has begun putting posters up all around the Oxford Hills area. They're also using social media and word of mouth, talking to anyone who will listen.

"Even if I have to go door-to-door through all of Oxford County in order to get the answers that we need," Cole said.

The family is offering a $1500 reward for information the leads police to the driver.


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