FREEPORT-Police are making a plea to the public regarding an unsolved hit and run death in June. Police say 33-year-old Jimmy Whitehead was hit and killed in the 1300 block of South Walnut Ave. sometime before 4:45am on June 17th. Whitehead had spent the evening at a bachelor party, and had last been seen at a relative's home between 3 and 3:30am. Evidence at the scene indicates he was then struck while walking in the roadway.
Police say lighting conditions and other factors at the scene where Whitehead was killed may have led to the driver not realizing what he had hit. They are asking anyone with information to call:
Freeport Police Detective Bureau 815-235-8226
Stateline Area Crime Stoppers 866-847-7669
Stephenson County Crime Stop 815-235-7867.