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Suspect still on the loose after fatal hit-and-run two years ago

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It has been two years since a New Britain mother's life changed forever, when a hit-and-run driver killed her son.

Now, two years later, she is pleading with the public to step up and help police with their ongoing investigation so she can finally have some peace of mind.

"Here I am still, two years later and we still don't know who did it," said Barbara Playa, who added that she still waits for a knock at her door hoping that it is her son.

Playa is the heartbroken mother of 17-year-old Jackson DeJesus, who left home two years ago to visit a friend near North and Spring streets, and never returned.

"I just want the person who did this to turn yourself in," said Playa. "Now I need the public to put themselves in my shoes. Feel my pain. Lost 17-year-old on a hit-and-run, it's not fair (the suspect is) still driving around like nothing ever happened."

Police said the investigation is still active, and that they need the person or people with information about the crash to come forward to bring DeJesus some justice.

DeJesus would have graduated high school last week, and Playa said so far police have told her any potential leads have resulted in dead ends.

"My son didn't get a chance. They took his life and (that) person is still out there. How can you eat or sleep, when in the back of your mind you killed somebody," Playa added.

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