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Police continue search for person who struck, killed Delhi pedestrian

DELHI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (Deb Dixon) -- What police do know is that Christopher Shaw was alive at 3 a.m. Friday.

Shaw made a phone call as he walked home from a bar in Sayler Park. Officers found his body Saturday evening off Rapid Run Road. It's an area with heavy foliage and no street lights, and he was wearing a dark shirt.

The point of impact was where Shaw's glasses were found, but one of his bright blue shoes was 40 feet away. That's why it took more than 35 hours to find his body.

Shaw's body was beyond the guardrail and down in an embankment. Doerger can't tell where Shaw was walking when the car hit him.

It happened in a second and in the dark in the early morning. At the time, it's possible the driver didn't know he hit a person and kept driving. But by now?

"At this point with the coverage, my belief is they realized they did more than strike an animal," says Doerger.

Shaw left the bar around closing time after the bartender reportedly cut him off. Bartenders legally can't serve intoxicated patrons; it doesn't matter if they're walking out the door or driving down the street.

Chris was on his way home. His stepfather says if the driver comes forward, it will help the family find peace. That can't happen until they know what happened on that dark Delhi Township road early Friday.

It is possible the car that hit Shaw has damage. The coroner's office is looking at evidence from his body.

If you can help with this case, you can leave an anonymous tip on the  Delhi Township Police Department's website.

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