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Vigil held for Beaverton teen killed 3 years ago in unsolved hit-and-run

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Crowd gathered to hold a vigil for Harley near SW Laurelwood Ave and Homewood Street. Crowd gathered to hold a vigil for Harley near SW Laurelwood Ave and Homewood Street.
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

It's been three years since a driver hit and killed a Beaverton teenager, and police are still searching for the person who hit him.

On Friday night, a crowd gathered near SW Laurelwood Avenue and SW Homewood Street, the spot where a woman found 18-year-old Harley Rocher's body Jan. 15, 2013.

This is the third year Harley's mom, Terri Beers, has held a vigil. She says she will keep doing this until the person who killed her son is found.

Investigators say someone hit the teen that night and kept driving. So far, no witnesses have come forward.

Police only have paint chips and some pieces of glass as evidence in the case.

Beers says its about more than just getting justice for her son. She also wants to be able to get his belongings back but she says she can't yet.

"The police department has to hold onto everything that was with my son, including what was in his backpack and all the most important things to him were in that backpack, and I don't get any of those things until it's solved," said Tammi Beers.

Investigators told FOX 12 it is frustrating not being able to bring the case to a close.

"Obviously somebody knows what happened. Somebody knows somebody who knows what happened. And we're just not getting that information and that's all we have to go on right now, we're just waiting for someone to realize they have information and get it to us," said Beaverton Police Officer Bryan Dalton. "That person is still out there, living their life the way they want to. Maybe they have some remorse, maybe they don't, but at the same time that person has everything and Harley doesn't have anything left. And his family is left without him." 

Harley's mother is hoping to put up a memorial marker near the spot where her son was hit. In part, so people don't forget but also so they realize it is a dangerous street.

Beers is now trying to raise money to put the marker up.

If you have any information about the hit and run, please contact Beaverton Police.

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