Fatal Hit & Run Victim Remembered with Balloon Release - WBAY

Fatal Hit & Run Victim Remembered with Balloon Release

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Shawano County -

One year later, a mystery surrounds the death of a Marinette man while he was visiting a friend in Shawano County. Authorities say Timothy Meade, 22, was walking to a friend's house from a local tavern around 2 a.m. June 28, 2013.

An investigation found Meade was laying on the road when he was struck by a large vehicle and killed.

But the person responsible was never found.

It happened on County Highway M on an overpass at State Highway 29 in the Township of Belle Plaine.

Saturday, authorities and Meade's family traveled there to remember him on the anniversary of his death.

And ask for you to speak up if you saw or heard anything.

Meade's family held each other close as they remember when their lives were turned upside down.

"Nothing changes, it hurts the same," said Bobbie Jo Knaus, Meade's sister.

"We still wait for him to come walking through the door," says Meade's mom Eileen Edwards.

The family is still waiting for closure as to what happened that night.

"That way he can rest in peace, and we can move on, without questions and what-ifs," Edwards said.

Meade's loved ones brought balloons with messages expressing their love and telling him stories.

And sent the balloons off into the sky to reach him.

"Just showing him that we're still after it," said Knaus.

Sheriff Randall Wright says his team is still after it, too.

"I'm sure that someone out there, somewhere, knows something," he said. "With a year's working on their conscious I'm hoping that they come forward, talk to us."

The sheriff's department asked anyone who knows anything to come forward at a press conference Saturday.

"I'm not going to say there's no penalties or charges that may be coming, but it may not be as bad as you think or have in your mind," said Wright.

He says they have no leads as of now but assures the family the case will never close.

It's comfort to Meade's family while the unanswered details of his death still haunt them. 

"He died when he was 22 and he lived more than anyone else I'd ever know," said Danny Anderson, Meade's cousin.

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