League City police hope DNA evidence from an apology letter left behind at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run last month will lead to the suspect.
Police were able to lift DNA from the note left beside the body of 34-year-old Maurice Jones.
Jones was struck and killed on Dickinson Avenue as he walked home from his shift at McDonald's.
Wednesday, April 1
Police in League City, Texas are searching for the hit-and-run driver who left an apology note after striking and killing a man.
Maurice Jones, 34, was walking home from his shift at McDonald's sometime after 10 p.m. Saturday. when a driver on the other side of the road lost control and killed Jones instantly.
His body was found Sunday morning less than a mile and a half away from his home.
Investigators found the apology note a couple feet near his body.
Jones' mother, Roberta Jones, said the note read "I'm sorry," and "I have a family."
"I think it's a coward," said Roberta Jones. "You should admit what you did wrong because eventually it will catch up with you."
League City police said the note is a strong piece of evidence.
"We believe the suspect is a female between the ages of 25 and 40," said Detective Scott Aldridge with League City Police. "The handwriting appears to be that of a female."
Aldridge said that in his 15 years with the police department, he has never seen anyone leave a note at the scene of a hit-and-run accident.
"We believe this person is very remorseful and dealing with a lot of grief," said Aldridge.
Maurice Jones is survived by an 11-year old daughter.
"I want whoever did this to Maurice just to turn themselves in so I can have some type of closure because I know my son isn't coming home," said Roberta Jones.