Victim's family hoping suspect in hit-and-run will come forward

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PHOENIX - Police are still looking for the person responsible for running over a woman and leaving her to die early Sunday morning.

According to Phoenix police, shortly after 4 a.m. an unidentified white Toyota was traveling northbound on 16th Street when it struck Tisnie Nelson, 49.

Police don't know how long she was lying by the side of the road at the intersection of 16th Street and Elwood Road.

A passerby noticed Nelson and called police.

Nelson was transported to the hospital where she remains on life support, according to her daughter.

If anyone has any information on what happened, you are encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.