Crimestoppers increases reward for information on tourist killed in New Year's hit-and-run

Reward increased NYE hit and run

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Crimestoppers has increased the reward for information leading to an arrest after a tourist was killed in a gruesome hit-and-run in the French Quarter on New Year's Day.

Crimestoppers GNO President and CEO Darlene Cusanza along with New Orleans Police Department Chief Michael Harrison announced Monday the reward is now $15,000.

The parents of Josh Woodruff made a plea for anyone with information about homicide to come forward.

Woodruff was struck at Decatur and Dumaine Street in the early morning hours of New Year's Day. His body was then dragged underneath the driver's car from the French Quarter to the West Bank.

Police say they're looking for a black four-door sedan with tinted windows, possibly a Toyota Camry. If you have any information that could help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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