New Orleans police seeking 2 possible witnesses in 2016 fatal hit-and-run in French Quarter

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 12:52:03 AM. New Orleans police are seeking two possible witnesses in the hit-and-run death of a French Quarter tourist on New Year’s Day 2016.

New Orleans police are seeking two possible witnesses in the hit-and-run death of a French Quarter tourist on New Year’s Day 2016.

Police on Monday released photos of two people captured on surveillance video walking in the 800 block of Chartres Street on Jan. 1, 2016. Around 3 a.m., Joshua Woodruff, 28, was at the intersection of Dumaine and Decatur streets when he was struck by a vehicle and dragged over the Crescent City Connection before his body was left on the West Bank.

Police believe the two people in the surveillance images might have seen the vehicle as it drove past them on Chartres Street. They are “being sought for informational purposes only,” the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release.

Last month, police released images of the vehicle that is believed to have hit Woodruff, a Nebraska native and Harvard University graduate who was visiting New Orleans with friends for New Year’s. They also announced that a homicide detective is now leading the investigation.

+21 NOPD releases images, seeks leads in 2016 hit-and-run death of tourist dragged from French Quarter

NOPD releases images, seeks leads in 2016 hit-and-run death of tourist dragged from French Quarter

Nearly two years after a tourist from California was hit by a car in the French Quarter and dragged to his death on the Crescent City Connecti…

Anyone with information on the identities of the two people or in the hit-and-run is asked to contact NOPD homicide detective Rob Barrere at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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