Valdosta Deadly Hit and Run-Update

Updated 1:24p.m 2-2

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department says no arrests have been made at this time.

We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
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Updated 11:19a.m 1-25

An anonymous tip may lead to the arrest of the person responsible for killing a Moody Airman.

25-year-old David Horney was killed in an early morning hit and run accident on January 16.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department received an anonymous call giving them information on a potential suspect.

Georgia State patrol says that tip lead them to the person they believe was behind the wheel of the vehicle that killed David Horney.

Right now they have a specialized collision team analyzing the vehicle and its damage to verify it was used in the accident.

Once they have that confirmation, they'll be looking to take the person into custody.
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Updated 5:30 p.m. 1-19

The person who killed a Moody Airman in a hit and run accident is still on the run.

David Horney was from Hollywood Florida where most of his close friends and family still live.

With things like facebook and twitter, the news of his death traveled quickly to south Florida.

The 25-year old was stationed at Moody Air force base.

He served multiple tours in Iraq and returned from his last tour in May.

David Horney faced the dangers of the armed forces but it was a hit and run accident that killed him.

Horney attended high school at South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida

Debbie Dixon still teaches at the school and recalls just seeing him in November. She said, "I just saw him so it was surreal to hear that he's dead. I just saw him."

He was in south Florida for the wedding of one of his best friends, Drew Manning.

"He was like my brother," Manning said. "We used to have birthdays together. He just didn't deserve this."

Another close friend, Darin Tonks said they were ready for his next trip home. "He planned on coming back," he said. "We were planning a party for him. It was more shock that hit us than anything else."

Just like investigators, David's friends have been left without answers and without closure.

"We just want answers. We're down here and we don't know what's going on and we don't know what to think about this situation," said Manning.

As the days pass and questions are left unanswered, their sadness turns to anger.

Manning said, "I just don't understand how somebody can do this to someone and not care. It makes me angry. It makes me upset because he didn't deserve this."

Services are being planned in south Florida for Sunday night and Monday.
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Updated 9:06 a.m. 1-19

Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Brian Gay says the vehicle of the person responsible should have damage on the front passenger side.

Horney's body has been sent for an autopsy.

Investigators hope clues were left on the body that could help identify a suspect.

Anyone with information is still urged to call Georgia State Patrol at 229-333-5215.
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Updated 11:27a.m 1-18

Investigators still do not have any leads on a hit and run accident in Valdosta that killed a 25-year old man in the Air Force.

Investigators have no witnesses. They're asking the public for help.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Georgia State Patrol at 229-333-5215.

The victim was stationed at Moody Air Force Base.

We do not have a picture available at this time.
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Twenty-five-year old David Horney was struck by a car on North Oak Street Extension between the hours of 4 and 5 early Saturday morning in front of Open Bible School.

Georgia State Patrol have no leads at this time.

Horney's family is being notified.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.


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