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Posted at 6:43 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2021-05-20 11:27:26-04

It has been three years to the day since someone hit and killed 14-year-old Chelsea Hill on E. 40th Street and Carnegie Avenue in Cleveland and left her to die.

Every Memorial Day weekend, her family hopes they will get the answers that will give them a tiny bit of peace.

Chelsea’s mother Annette Hill said she calls investigators at least twice a week, every week, asking for updates.

So far, numerous tips have been called in, but all have led to dead ends.

“My baby is gone. All I’m asking for back is justice. Just let me have a little peace in my heart,” Hill said tearfully on the three-year anniversary of her daughter’s death. “This is the worst pain a mother or anybody can go through because you think about it every day.”

Chelsea Hill was crossing the street on Carnegie Ave. around 1 a.m. on May 25, 2015.

Grainy surveillance video shows a car hit the teen, drag her body for several feet, and keep going.

“I don’t think it would be possible for the driver to not know that they hit something,” said Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia. She said the biggest challenge for investigators is that the vehicle’s description matches so many vehicles on the road.

“The video we have isn’t great, it’s not crystal clear, it’s dark, it’s fuzzy,” Sgt. Ciaccia said. “So it’s hard to piece together not only exactly what kind of car it was, but who could possibly be driving it. It’s still a mystery to us.”

The car is a late-model dark-colored sedan, which would have had to have noticeable damage to the front end.

Cleveland Police said the case remains open and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463. You can remain anonymous and you could receive an award.