CLEVELAND -- The family of a young boy killed by a hit-and-run driver is once again pleading for the suspect to come forward.
Cleveland police are also asking for the public's help nearly two weeks after the tragedy. Despite police releasing photos of the SUV and possibly several eyewitnesses on the scene, the person who struck and killed Israel Thornton remains a mystery.
On the morning of October 25, the 5-year-old was walking to his school bus with a family member when he was struck and killed.
Thornton's aunt, Keiyana Simmons, says her sister Leah Simmons is still having a tough time dealing with the loss and has a message to the person responsible.
"We know it was an accident, but not coming forward is just adding fuel to the fire," said Simmons. "We need the closure. We're not going to stop grieving because you came forward, but it would make it more bearable. We need you to come forward."