Community still healing; police still searching for hit and run suspect

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RENO, NV (KOLO) - It's been one week since the death of 14-year-old Aliah Lucena.

She died after a hit and run last Tuesday as she was walking to school.

Wooster high school counselor Erin Danielsen said students and the community are still healing.

"We've noticed kids reminiscing about people they've lost or lost in general."

Danielsen said the out pour of community support has been amazing.

The schools in the district as well as the school board continues to provide any help they can.

"We've had several counselors come out and support us, so they sort of take that pressure from us and help us work with students that need it the most," said Danielsen.

Despite no current updates in the case, officer Travis Warren said they appreciate all the secret witnesses tips and still encourage anyone to come forward if they have any information.

"We just really believe that a tip from our community will lead us to an arrest and we just want the community to know that every tip that comes in we take seriously no matter how big or how small," said Officer Warren. "We'll continue to investigate those tips to the very end."

Officer Warren said the truck involved is red or maroon.

It's described as a 1988 to 1993 GMC 1500 Standard Cab pickup.

It has a broken passenger side headlight as a result of the crash and has distinct red running lights on its passenger side.

"Any help in finding who hit Aliah is welcome by us and by her family," added Danielsen. "She was an amazing young women who was really smart, tried and did all the right things. So, a great loss for us and anything anyone can do to help bring us some closure and the family justice is welcome."

If you would like to help, any monetary donations can be dropped off at Wooster high school.

It will go directly to Aliah's family.

A GoFundme has also been set up for Aliah, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/1ss7zofxo0

If you have any information, you're asked to call secret witness at 775-322-4900.

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