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Weeks after teen killed in hit-and-run crash, driver still on the loose

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More than four weeks after a Beaverton teen was killed following a hit-and-run crash, police are still searching for the driver and the vehicle.

Harley Rocher, 18, was found dead on the side of Laurelwood Avenue, near Homewood Street, shortly before 8 p.m. on Jan. 15.

The teen, a technician at America's Tire in Beaverton, was on his way home from work the night he was killed.

From evidence gathered at the crash scene, investigators believe the vehicle is teal and will have damage to the windshield and the passenger side. They do not know what make or model it is.

Police are still receiving around two tips a day and continue to work them, according officer Mike Rowe, a Beaverton police spokesman.

He said detectives are personally contacting body shops, paint shops and glass repair shops in the area.

Since the physical evidence is limited, the case will likely come down to a tip, he said.

"Somebody knows what car it is, somebody knows where it is," said Tammi Beers, Rocher's mother. "I just want them to come forward. They have to do the right thing."

She encourages the community to spread the word about Harley's case in order to get more information for investigators.

"It's not about making the person pay. It's not about them going to jail," said Beers. "I know accidents happen. I know things happen and people get distracted. I get that, I do. I just want to know what happened. And I want to talk to that person, and I want them to know who Harley was."

Crime Stoppers is now offering a $1,000 reward in the case. If you have any information, call 503-823-HELP or go to CrimeStoppersOfOregon.com.

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