PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Department released a photo of the vehicle they say was involved in the deadly hit-and-run of a young girl in Overbrook last Friday, as a community came together to mourn.
Police are looking for a silver 2009-2016 Nissan Maxima or Altima. The vehicle should have damage to one of the front headlights, as well as damage to the front grill area.READ MORE: Pennsauken Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Killed Shadid Fauntleroy While Crossing Route 130
A car hit 8-year-old Jayanna Powell shortly after 3:15 p.m. last FridayAdd New as she was walking home from school with her three siblings near 63rd Street and Lansdowne Avenue.
Her 12-year-old brother was holding her hand at the time.
Jayanna was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she died.
CBS 3’s David Spunt reports that 100 Philadelphians marched down 63rd Street just before rush hour on Thanksgiving Eve, hoping to find Jayanna’s killer.
“This is the spot my daughter died at, so it is hard,” said Ayesha Poole, Jayanna’s mother.READ MORE: Ben Simmons Saga: Sixers Suspend Simmons 1 Game For 'Conduct Detrimental To The Team'
She and other family members have spent the last week looking for the killer, while attempting to mourn the loss of such a young life.
“Anybody that met her fell in love with her,” said Poole. “She was smart, intelligent. She wanted to be a lawyer. She was wonderful.”
Police were also marching alongside the crowd, doing whatever possible to help.
“If this doesn’t shake you to the bones, I don’t know what will, and you see how galvanized this community is to stick together,” said Capt. Joseph Bologna. “We’re working every lead. There will not be a stone unturned.”
Jayanna’s family is counting on Bologna, his colleagues and complete strangers to help find out who took her from her family and friends.
“Somebody knows something,” said Poole. “You can’t say that they don’t know nothing.”
There is a $20,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of Jayanna’s killer.MORE NEWS: Temple Police Issue Warning After Reports Of Man On Scooter Touching Women Inappropriately
If you have any information call the Citizens Crime Commission 215-546-TIPS or Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.