Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert Hit and Run Remains Unsolved

Despite their best efforts, police in Traverse City have yet to solve a deadly hit and run.

Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert was riding her bike home from work when she was hit and dragged more than a block.

It happened early on July 5th last year at Railroad and Washington in Traverse City.

Since her death, nearly 700 tips have poured in; descriptions of pick up trucks and SUV’s that had front-end damage.

But in the last 10 months detectives say the tips that seemed promising all led to dead ends.

They say the time of the crime makes this case difficult.

Lead Detective Matt Richmond says, “There were witnesses that lived in the area but due to the time of night it was dark. There was adescriptionn given of a possible vehicle, at night in the area a white car could look black so its tough.”

Tips are are still coming in weekly, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact police.

In this update, 9&10’s Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson sat down with Kelly’s family to see how they’re doing nearly a year later.

For Kelly Boyce-Hurlbert’s family, not knowing why their loved one had to die, or who is responsible remains the hardest part.

A non-profit called Remember To Love was started in Kelly’s memory, and some of the donations help make up a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information can call the Silent Observer Tip Line at 231-947-TIPS, Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch at 231-922-4550, or the Traverse City Police Detective Bureau at 231-995-5002.