Family offers reward for information about fatal hit and run

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FRUITDALE, Ind. (WISH) – The family of a deadly hit and run victim are offering a reward for information that may help police make an arrest after 36-year-old Chad Demuth died when he was hit by a car.

According to 24-Hour News 8’s partners at the Brown County Democrat the stepfather of Demuth, Bob Rice believes someone will come forward with a reward of $10,000.

Demuth was hit sometime between 12:20 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Saturday June 1. Police say he was hit and killed by a vehicle on State Road 135 North near Hurdle Road. The driver did not stop.

Evidence from the scene of the crash and the clothing Demuth was wearing helped police narrow down the vehicle to a black truck made between 1988 and 1997. The model could be a Chevrolet or GMC C1500 or W/T model truck. They also say the bumper may have been painted black.

A passer-by discovered Demuth’s body about 20 feet from the highway in a yard.

Anyone with information should call the Brown County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 988-6655 or leave a message on the TIP line at (812) 988-6620.

The family set up a Facebook page called, “Who Killed Chad DeMuth? provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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