Arlington Police ID Vehicle in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Family, Police Continue to Wait for Leads, Witnesses

By Mola Lenghi
|  Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:06 AM CDT
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Investigators and family members of a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Arlington still have many unanswered questions about the collision.

Mola Lenghi, Arlington Reporter

Investigators and family members of a woman killed in a hit-and-run in Arlington still have many unanswered questions about the collision.

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After more than two weeks of investigating, Arlington police recently released a vehicle description of the hit-and-run killing of Julie Buford.

Buford, 48, was killed while crossing Collins Street just in front of Cowboys Stadium around 7 a.m.,  Aug. 15.

Buford was hit by a vehicle that never stopped and was seemingly never seen. She was subsequently hit by several other vehicles while in the street, yet, no witnesses have come forward that can help police in their investigation.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions. There's a lot of frustration,” said Cassie Redinger about the investigation into the death of her sister-in-law, Julie Buford.

“That time of the day, that busy of a street, somebody should have seen something but nobody is coming forward,” said Redinger.

Authorities are now looking for a 2000 to 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with extensive damage to the front.

“It gives you a glimmer of hope that her killer will be found,” said Redinger about the lead.

With the small progress in the case, Buford's family hopes to understand what exactly happened to a woman they loved so much.

“To have that innocent life lost for a stupid reason or an accident – that’s what it started to be an accident and we can understand the accident. But for somebody to not even acknowledge that it happened - that's what we're not understanding,” said Redinger.

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