The reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the New Year’s Day hit-and-run death of tourist Joshua Woodruff has been raised to $15,000, the New Orleans Police Department and Crimestoppers announced Monday.
Woodruff, 28, was near the corner of Decatur and Dumaine streets in the French Quarter about 3:15 a.m. when a black, foor-door sedan with tinted windows hit him and dragged his body over the Crescent City Connection before discharging it in Algiers.
“Think of this as your child, your child who was dragged for six miles,” Woodruff’s mother Caren said at a press conference. “What would you want somebody to do for you?”
Although police have combed hundreds of hours of surveillance video, Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said, they still have not been able to identify a license plate number that could lead them to the driver of the sedan.
Authorities have asked anyone with information on the fatal collision, or the driver, to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.