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Still No Answers 1 Month After Fatal Jones Co. Hit & Run

Family and friends gathered in Gray to remember 28-year-old Marquis DeShaun "Shaun" Lawson, who was killed in a hit-and-run on Wheeler Road a month ago.

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Lawson's family says he had stepped outside to take a phone call the night of July 24th.  Because parts of Jones County have poor cell reception, Lawson walked up the road to get a better signal.  At the time he was hit, he was just three houses away from home.

Officials weren't able to find Lawson's body until the morning of July 25th.  He was found in a ditch next to the road where a car apparently hit him.

The Jones County Sheriff's office says there were no witnesses, and the only lead was a white SUV, possibly a Nissan X-Terra.

His family says they want to know what happened, and why the person didn't stop.

"Anyone can make a mistake," says his aunt Priscilla Towles. "But if you had stopped to help him, then maybe the outcome would have been different."

They're hoping that the driver will come forward, and say they're willing to forgive.

"All they have to do is say, 'I'm sorry,' 'I did it,' and everything will be alright," says aunt Bettye Pitts.

If you can any information on this case, you can contact the Jones County Sheriff's Office at (478) 986-3489.

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