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Person of interest sought in fatal hit-and-run; family devastated

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23-year-old Devon Gilkey is a person of interest in a hit-and-run (KMOV) 23-year-old Devon Gilkey is a person of interest in a hit-and-run (KMOV)

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Jessica Garcia said she doesn’t have a reason to celebrate this Thanksgiving season.

“Oh, terrible. My heart is just broken. I don't even know if I’m going to celebrate tomorrow,” said Garcia.

Garcia's uncle, Thomas Hornbeak, was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Washington Park on September 19.

“He was my everything. I sent him Father's Day cards. I was there for his birthday every Christmas Eve we was together.  It is unreal,” said Garcia.

Authorities said someone driving a dark-colored car ran into Hornbeak as he was riding his motorcycle. Police said 23-year-old Devon Gilkey is a person of interest in the case.

Garcia hopes finding him will get investigators closer to finding out who was behind the wheel of this car.

“My hopes are that they find this person and this person has some kind of remorse for what they done and they're honest and justice is served in the end,” said Garcia.

Until that happens, Garcia said she will continue to hold out hope and be thankful this holiday for the memories she has of her uncle.

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