NBCPhiladelphia.com- Cydney Long
Police are tracking down new clues in a mysterious hit and run in Evesham,NJ. An elderly driver says he may have hit a person, but police have not been able to find a victim. NBC10's Cydney Long has the latest on the investigation.
Evesham Police have called off the search for an apparent hit and run victim.
On Tuesday at 8:12 p.m., police pulled over an elderly man who they say was driving erratically on East Main Street near Knox Boulevard in Marlton, New Jersey.
An officer noticed a smashed windshield, dented hood and a broken headlight on the passenger side of a 1997 blue Ford Taurus. Police also told NBC10 they found blood and human hair on the hood of his car.
"We have it confirmed from the DNA that it is human hair," said Sergeant Joseph Friel of the Evesham Township Police.
Police think the victim suffered a serious leg wound and a head wound that might have been fatal. They searched hospitals for any concussion victims.
The driver, an 81-year-old Cherry Hill man, told police he was driving from the Cherry Hill Mall around 6 p.m. and became disoriented. He claimed he remembered striking something, but was unsure of what and where it happened, according to investigators.
Evesham Police searched the surrounding area Wednesday and even took the driver along for a ride to help jog his memory. They were unable to find anything.
They also checked out two pieces of surveillance video. One is from the Apple store in the mall, the other is from the parking lot. That one shows the vehicle driving away without any damage.
Investigators say the location of the collision could have been within a one hour radius of the Cherry Hill Mall. They also say it could have happened anytime between 6 p.m. and 8:12 p.m. on Tuesday.
But after days of searching, police have found nothing. They'll resume their search if they get any credible tips in the case.