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DPS identifies victim of fatal hit and run collision in Tucson

Witnesses asked to call Silent Witness with any information

Thursday, September 9, 2010 -

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On September 8, 2010, investigating officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) received information from the Arizona Child Protective Services (CPS) concerning a male juvenile who may have been the victim of a fatal hit and run collision that occurred Saturday, Sept. 5, 2010 at 9:39 PM, southbound on Interstate 19 at milepost 60.3 near Irving. CPS contacted Tucson Police Department regarding a male juvenile who was reported missing from a local group home. The description of the male juvenile CPS provided was consistent with the victim DPS investigators were attempting to identify. DPS investigators were able to make a positive identification of the male juvenile and contact his relatives.

The name of the victim is Anthony Gillette, 13, of Tucson, Ariz.

DPS appreciates the assistance given by CPS in resolving this part of the investigation. DPS continues to ask the public for information that will lead to the identification of the driver and vehicle involved this collision.

The vehicle is described as a dark colored Jeep Cherokee or Liberty with front-end damage.

The driver is described as a female subject with dark colored hair pulled back into a pony tail, approximately 30 years old, 5’5” to 5’9” tall, last seen wearing a light colored shorts and a turquoise colored shirt.

Please contact Crime Stoppers tip line at (520) 88-CRIME (882-7463) or DPS at (520) 746-4500 with any information.

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.