Sister searches for answers in brother's hit-and-run death

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by Tanya Mendis

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azfamily.com

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 10:54 AM

PHOENIX -- The sister of a young father killed in a hit-and-run crash is begging for answers.

Cedric Jody, 28, was killed last month when a white van struck him near 38th Avenue and Indian School then left him to die in the street. Cedric had been headed home to his sister's house just a couple of blocks away.

A month later, the driver still hasn't been caught.

"How do they sleep at night?" wonders the victim's sister, Veronica Jody. "How do they go day to day knowing that they hit somebody and they just kept going?"

Jody would like to ask those questions of the driver who ran down her brother.

"What did they have to hide that they had to run and not turn themselves in yet?" she wonders.

Cedric Jody was Veronica's little brother. She says he looked out for him and he for her.

"Mostly I miss his text messages every morning," she says. "Before I left for work, it was always, 'Good morning sister, you have a good day at work.'"

A month later, police still have no leads in Cedric's death. Veronica says her family wants answers.

"My parents need that closure," she says. "And I need that closure."

Cedric left behind a 5-year-old son.

"How do we explain to him that his dad's not coming anymore?" says Veronica. 

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