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Woman Continues to Look for Answers in Her Brother’s Death

Woman Continues to Look for Answers in Her Brother’s Death

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A local woman is still looking for answers as she prepares to spend a second Christmas without her brother. Last July, 53-year old Adrian Gardenhire was hit and killed while walking along Deans Bridge Road.

Glennis Davis is still grieving the loss of her brother Adrian Gardenhire.

"This year has been just been a terrible year, just remembering, just not getting any answers, not getting anywhere, not knowing what happened, this just hurts more than when the tragedy actually happened," said Davis.

Gardenhire was killed in July 2012 in a hit and run on Deans Bridge Road. Investigators said they are continuing to search for the driver involved in the incident. They believe the driver was in a champagne colored Ford Explorer built between 1996 and 2001.

But Davis said there is more to the story, and the department is not doing enough.

"At this point there is nothing being done to my understanding. They are just treating it as a homicide hit and run, and it's more than just a hit and run, my brother was murdered," said Davis.

Corporal Chuck Benson said the case remains active and the department followed proper protocol.

"Right now we have exhausted all the leads that we've had. We are waiting hopefully for some new information to come in, and then once it comes in we will follow up as best as possible,” said Benson.

But Davis thinks there should have been a deeper investigation.

"They should have asked family members questions, they should have found out what type of person my brother was, why would he be out at 2:30 in the morning walking on this stretch of highway that it would take him forever to get home," said Davis.

Davis is not alone in her search for answers.

According to the State Department of Transportation there have been 1,028 hit and runs in Richmond County alone. More than 50% of hit and run cases go unsolved.

"The holidays have been here and still are, but there are so many others out there hurting that feel what we feel, so I just feel like getting the information out there or at least trigger something in someone's mind to do the right thing because someone knows something," said Davis.

If you have any information on this hit and run case, please call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

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