A New Year, New Hopes for Loved Ones of Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert - Northern Michigan's News Leader

A New Year, New Hopes for Loved Ones of Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert

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December 31, 2013 -

Nearly six months ago, Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert was killed in a hit and run car accident.

She was riding her bike home after Fourth of July festivities where she was celebrating in downtown Traverse City.

Police say that's when she was hit from behind by a pick-up truck or SUV at the intersection of Railroad and Washington streets.

Detectives asked for the public's help - they had a victim, but the driver was still at large.

They asked for the public's help and over 600 tips came pouring in from vehicle descriptions of front end damage to possible suspects who were in the area at the time of the accident.

Right now police are looking into several tips, one involving a damaged vehicle but nothing has been proved.

So far, no tip has been the piece detectives need in the puzzle to solve this crime and the Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert hit and run case remains open.

As 2013 draws to a close, Kelly's family and friends look to 2014 for answers, hopeful they'll finally receive the phone call from detectives that means their nightmare of the unknown can be over.

For now, they're trying to keep Kelly's spirit alive in the community.

9&10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke to Kelly's sister, and the Maid of Honor from her July 2012 wedding to learn how they're asking people to Remember to Love, and why.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Silent Observer Tip Line at (231) 947 - 8477, or the TCPD Detective Bureau at (231) 995-5152.

A $50,000 reward remains for information leading to the arrest of the driver responsible.