Friends and family unite at scene of deadly hit-and-run in Lawrence, pleading for answers

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LAWRENCE, Ind. – Julianna Sliger returned to the scene Sunday afternoon.

A cross marking the spot, one year ago, her son Jonathan Macklin died in a hit-and-run.

“I can’t even put words to what emotions my family, how devastating this has been to my family,” she said.

On Mother’s Day 2015, surveillance video shows an SUV pulling into Macklin’s path, hitting him, and never stopping.

Macklin was on his motorcycle. He died at the scene.

Despite the video, no arrests have been made.

“We hope that we can appeal to somebody’s conscience and anybody with information to share will in fact share it,” Lawrence Police Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff said.

At the spot that marks Macklin’s death, friends and family united Sunday for a memorial ride in his name.

“Today we’re here with some bikers who are going to ride up and down Pendleton to show their respect for Jonathan,” Sliger said. “I would not want any other mother to really experience or get a phone call the way that I did for my son.”

Police said they have received hundreds of tips but no solid leads.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS.

“He really liked riding his bike,” Sliger said. “And I just hate that he’s not here to ride it anymore.”

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