NOPD releases images of possible witnesses to hit-and-run dragging death of tourist

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Source: NOPD
Source: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Almost two years later, The New Orleans Police Department has released surveillance images of two possible witnesses to the hit-and-run death of a tourist in 2016.

Joshua Woodruff was killed in a hit and run and his body dragged for miles from the French Quarter to the West Bank on New Years Day in 2016.

In the early morning hours of New Year's Day, a car hit the 28 year old Omaha native and Harvard graduate near Decatur and Dumaine Streets. His body was then dragged for 6 miles to the West Bank. Woodruff was in New Orleans with friends to celebrate the New Year.

NOPD is seeking to locate, identify and interview the two individuals who were seen walking in the 800 block of Chartes Street at the time of the hit-and-run.

These individuals are being sought for informational purposes only, according to police.

In November of this year, the former head of NOPD Traffic Division Anthony Micheu, was reassigned due to questions surrounding the handling of Woodruff's case.

Anyone with information on this incident or information as to the identities of the two pictured individuals is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Rob Barrere at 504-658-5300.

Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.