Luciano Family Searching for Answers

The family of 23 year old Shelby Luciano, killed three weeks ago, continues searching for answers in her death.
Waveland Police believe Luciano was a victim of a hit and run and are still searching for a suspect in the case. Today News 25’s Bryan Kennedy caught up with Shelby’s mother, Rose Luciano-Foss.
“This Thursday will be three weeks that my daughter was killed. And it’ll be the worst three weeks of my life. Because of that, I am not going to stop,” said Rose Luciano-Foss, Shelby’s mother.
And stop she hasn’t. Rose Luciano- Foss and her family have been canvasing the city, searching for answers, desperate to know how their precious Shelby ended up lifeless in a ditch. “She didn’t deserve what happened to her. The person that did this to her, just kept going. They didn’t dial 911; they did nothing to aid her, to help her. They clearly just simply had no regard for another life,” Luciano-Foss said.
Today a memorial, surrounded by flowers, serves as a reminder of a 23 year old woman whose life was just unfolding, fondly remembered for her spunk and big heart, as evidenced by her kind gestures to others while she herself was in the hospital a while back because of heart conditions. Rose Luciano- Foss said, “I had woken up with her not being next to me and it worried me and when I got up to go look for her, she was over feeding the patient next to us her breakfast. It was an elderly lady who was ill and not able to do that for herself.”
So, what exactly do police know? They know that during the early morning hours of June 18th, Shelby was walking down Waveland Avenue, when between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., she was struck and killed. Now the police need the public’s help to figure out who is responsible.
David Buckley, with the Waveland Police Department, said, “There could be a number of things that could lead us to the endless possibilities, maybe even the arrest. And that’s what we’re looking for, is anybody with any information even though you may see it as being insignificant, it may mean everything in the world.”
Whether you saw Shelby walking that night, were in the area around the time of the incident, or possibly saw the vehicle in question, the police and Luciano-Foss desperately need your help.
Luciano-Foss said, “If you can hear me now, I am begging you now to step up. Just take responsibility for this situation. So this family and myself can have closure.”
If you have any information regarding the death of Shelby Luciano, please contact the Waveland Police Department at 228-467-3669.
The family is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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