Family of hit and run victim searching for closure

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For now skid marks serve as the only indication of what took place on Shelby Drive and Mendenhall.

"He didn’t bother anyone. When he did take his walks, I’d tell him go home; he was up too late, he just liked to walk," said Sean Ellis.

"Why would someone hit someone, my brother, and keep going like he is just some kind of trash; something just thrown away," added Ellis.

Police said Johnson was hit not once but twice.

Family members said the second hit left their loved one so unrecognizable, it took two days before they were contacted.

"If you just know that you did it and you have a heart, we just want some kind of closure," said Ellis.

With no description of the vehicles involved in last Thursday's crash, Johnson's family is asking anyone who may have been in the area between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. to come forward with any information.

"Was he crossing the street? If you didn’t mean to do it, you just didn’t mean to do it. We just want to know what happened," said Pamela Jones.

Overwhelmed by grief, the family believes closure will only come once the person responsible steps forward.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.