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Police seek tips in 2013 fatal hit-and-run case

Harley Rocher was struck and killed last year


Beaverton police continue to seek answers in a fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of 18-year-old Harley Rocher.

It's been more than a year since Rocher was walking home from work on Jan. 15, 2013. He was struck and killed just before 8 p.m. on Southwest Laurelwood Avenue.Harley Rocher

"We have yet to locate the suspect who caused Harley's death," said Officer Mike Rowe, Beaverton police spokesman. "The evidence gathered from the scene showed that Harley was struck from behind by a teal colored vehicle.

"We were unable to determine if the vehicle was a passenger car or a truck. Originally, we asked for the public to look for specifically a teal colored vehicle."

Now, police detectives are asking members of the public to think back to any vehicle they might have noticed with damage and possibly a teal bumper or hood, Rowe said.

"We received information throughout the year from the public, and sadly, none of it led to the identification of the suspect or suspect vehicle," he added. "We are again asking for the public's help in bringing some type of closure to Harley's family. by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The photo shows a paint chip that was left on Harley Rocher's clothing from the vehicle that struck and killed him.

"We hope by bringing Harley's death again to the attention of the public that it might bring in some helpful information."

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111.



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