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NC Wanted: Family, police remain on the hunt for hit-and-run suspect

Posted January 16
Updated January 17

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— The death of a 16-year-old in Wake County still baffles his family and law enforcement.

Twelve years later, they are no closer to finding out how Josh Davis died, or who killed him.

For Davis’ mother—Judy Creech—Mother’s Day will never be the same.

“I’m supposed to celebrate with three children, not with two,” Creech said. “I really want the day to get here and get over with.”

Garner Police say Davis and a friend were walking along Hall Boulevard just after 7 p.m. on the night of Jan. 6, 2004.

They had dinner at Creech’s house and were headed to Davis’ father’s home, which is in the same neighborhood.

“I kissed my son goodbye at 6:45, and by 7:05 he was dead,” Creech said.

Davis’ friend said he ran back to Creech’s house to get a CD and a shirt, but when he returned, Davis was lying on the side of the road, dead from a blow to the head.

Police ruled out the friend as the suspect. They believe the teen was hit by a vehicle that kept going.

“I wish I would have just held him in my arms, held him warm and soft instead of hard and cold in a casket,” Creech said.

If anyone has information about the death of Davis, call the NC Wanted toll-free hotline at 1-866-439-2683.

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