FORT WORTH — Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight memorial Monday evening to remember Deston Bibbs, the 14-year-old who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Fort Worth last week.
They also came to support his grieving family.
The crowd wrapped around them. They sang and prayed, but nothing could muffle the tears of Deston's mother.
"I'm proud as a sister to have all of you people here," said Destiny Bibbs. "It just shows how much you cared for my brother so much."
A driver hit Deston while he was riding his bike last Thursday night at the corner of Sycamore School Road and Crowley Road.
The driver never stopped.
Investigators are still checking surveillance video and footage from the red light cameras at the intersection to see if they offer any clues. So far, detectives have no credible leads or witnesses.
Pleas from Deston's family and police for the driver to come forward have also gone unanswered.
Those who knew the teen hope Monday's memorial will reach the driver and motivate him or her to do the right thing.
"We don't know who did it, and that hurts," said Tammy Carey, who works at Deston's school. "It hits home, cause someone lost their baby and we don't know who did it ... if they are out there, I just hope they come forward."
Anyone with information pertaining to the deadly hit-and-run is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 817-469-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and there is a reward of up to $1,000 for anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest.