Michael Morlang's parents hope for answers 1 year after hit and run
Family releases balloon today at site of crash on Frank Kenny Road
One year after his death in a hit and run on Frank Kenny Road, Michael Morlang's parents are asking for the public's help to solve the case.
Michael Morlang, 30, was struck on Aug. 11, 2013, sometime between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. while he was walking south on a barely-lit part of Frank Kenny Road, north of Russell Road.
The northbound vehicle did not remain at the scene of the collision and no one has come forward.
Brian Visneskie and Kathryn Morlang hosted an awareness event at the site of the crash Monday morning, releasing a white balloon with a note inside in his memory.
"Please come forward," Kathryn said.
"I don't hate you. I may learn to forgive you. But please come forward so you also have closure and that you can learn to also move on with your life."
Police still believe the vehicle that hit Morlang was a GM product with dark red/burgundy paint used in 1997-1998 and 2003-2010.
"The vehicle might have been repaired by a local garage or body shop since the hit and run," police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Nigel Emaman of the Ottawa police collisions unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481, or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.