COLUMBIA, SC – A hit and run incident years ago that claimed the life of a four year old autistic child remains unsolved. Up to this day, no one had been charged.
The case resonates with Leroy Taylor, a South Carolina Highway Patrol Major, for he was present the night the incident occurred.
Taylor said that he had seen a lot of tragedies and on a personal level, he ranks this incident as number one.
On the night of July 2006, 4-year-old Xavier Moore wandered off from his house and ended up on Hard Scrabble Road wherein a driver struck him and fled the scene.
The troopers think that the accident might have happened down the road although his body was found in a flower bed. The troopers pieced together this scenario when they found diaper fibers lying on the roadway in between.
Taylor said that he was very disturbed with the case because at that time, he had a son who was at the same age of the victim. Taylor added that it was a very terrible thing.
Only little debris of the vehicle was left on scene as evidence, therefore, the troopers were not able to identify what model had struck Xavier.
The horrors in the incident stayed with Taylor this entire period. Years have passed but no tips are getting through Taylor.
The only tip he has ever received was that a gold sedan may have been involved in the incident. Taylor asks anyone who had witnessed the incident on the night of July 2006 or anyone who has heard anything, to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or text the word TIPSC and your message to CRIMES (274637).
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