Search for justice elusive two months after fatal Elkhart hit-and-run

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Two months after a fatal hit-and-run in Elkhart, there’s still no suspects and no arrests.

Three people were killed when they were hit by a car a the intersection of East Beardsley Avenue and Cassopolis Street the night of Aug. 26.

For the families of 8-month-old Dolly Thomas, 11-year-old Courtney Smith, and 22-year-old Shawn Wolcott, the wait for justice is beyond frustrating. Thomas’s grandmother, Yvonne Thomas, tells the Elkhart Truth that despite the lack of justice, they’re not angry at police…they’re angry at whoever did it and isn’t stepping forward.

“I know that they want to do this the right way, as much as we want them to do it the right way,” Thomas said in an interview with The Truth last month. “The hard part is waiting, but I think the default setting is to be angry that they’re not giving us what we want when we want it, and the anger needs to be with the people that did this to our family.”

Elkhart police located the vehicle involved in the crash, a silver Cadillac. However, Elkhart Police spokesman Chris Snyder says there’s been no new developments lately.


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