VANCOUVER – Forty-three-year-old Edward Howe went out for a Christmas get-together in 1996 but never made it home.
He was involved in a fatal hit-and-run and now Crime Stoppers needs your help to figure out exactly what happened.
On Dec. 22 Howe was living in Penticton. He had been at a friend’s party. Police believe he was walking home along the 2700-block of Skaha Road when he was struck and killed around 2 a.m.
His body was found in front of the Sun Valley Motel.
Investigators secured the crime scene and melted the snow in an effort to find evidence. They did find one clue, a paint chip recovered in Howe’s clothing.
Forensic analysis shows it probably came from a 1981 to 1984 General Motors Car, which was metallic orange with a black topcoat layer. The black is likely refinish paint and may have a matte surface. It’s not clear if the vehicle was entirely black or not.
If you can help solve this hit-and-run call police, or if you want to remain anonymous visit bccrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.
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