Update: Cops Hunt Hit-and-Run Driver with East End Address

Reports say driver has not made himself "readily available;" Syosset continues mourning.

Update: Thurs., July 11, 3:45 p.m.

Southampton Town Police say the driver was residing at an East End address, but it is not confirmed that it is his home, reported Newsday.

Original story:

Southampton Town Police continue the difficult search for the man believed to be responsible for

According to a report in Newsday

"You'd expect skid marks, grass to be disturbed," [Southampton Town Police Chief William Wilson] said. "It was bizarre -- and I've been doing this for 27 years -- because of the lack of evidence. It was a bit of a 'whodunit.'

"We're dedicating all of our investigative resources into finding this person," Wilson said. "We will not rest until we take a suspect into custody. We're hoping that conscience gets the better of him."

Meanwhile, police say they currently know the identity of the man and though they have not released his name, they have given a description.

Detectives are searching for a white Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, in his 20s or 30s, with short spiked hair, and was reportedly wearing a white shirt with dark shorts at the time of the accident,. A 2009 Volkswagen Touareg with front end damage was found about a half-mile from the accident scene.

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In the meantime, the Syosset and community

"Because she was a Sister of Mercy, she would want to see mercy extended to the individual who took her life," said St. Edward the Confessor Deacon James Murphy, adding "She would want us to pray for this individual to give them the courage to come forward, acknowledge what they did, and begin to heal.

Det. Sgt. Lisa Costa urged anyone with information to call the detective unit at 631-702-2230.

Grifhunter July 12, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Anyone find it somewhat unusual that the police know who the suspect is, announce they are actively looking for him, but won't release the name or photo of the suspect? Weird.
Fish Hunter July 12, 2012 at 08:59 PM
extremely weird Grif, protecting someone?
Fish Hunter July 14, 2012 at 04:22 PM
WHO ARE THEY PROTECTING?? The Mitt Romney $50,000 a plate dinner was going on at the same time!! Hmmmmmm


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