Jul 16, 2013 8:17 PM by April Hansen, KSBY News

SM police asking for help to solve deadly hit and run case

The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for your help in solving a deadly hit and run case.

Stacia Parlanti, 35, was killed on March 30th when she was hit near the intersection of Mahoney and Black Road.

Parlanti was five months pregnant with a boy.

The Santa Maria Police Department's traffic supervisor says there were no witnesses and no significant evidence left at the scene that could help investigators determine to what happened there the night Parlanti was killed.

Investigators may not know who killed Stacia, but they do know that she was a mother, daughter, sister and a friend.

"It was a very tragic incident," said Sergeant Jesus Valle, Santa Maria Police Department Traffic Supervisor.

Sergeant Valle has been on the case for months and has exhausted several leads in hopes of finding answers.

"It's very difficult and it's very frustrating because families are wanting answers and we want to be able to provide those answers and we want justice to be brought," said Sergeant Valle.

He says very few clues were left at the scene.

"A lot of hit and run investigations rely on witness accounts, witness statements and what they observed. Even if they didn't observe the actual accident, if they observed the vehicle fleeing," said Sergeant Valle.

In order to put this case to rest, Sergeant Valle says they need help from the community.

"I know it's been three months or so, but if someone has heard new information or knows anyone involved we would appreciate and the family would appreciate you to come forward," said Sergeant Valle.

And give Stacia's family and friends closure.

"You think about the young child, the mother, the family, and the father," said Sergeant Valle.

Sergeant Valle says if anyone in the public has information on the vehicle and the driver to call Crime Stoppers at 877-800-9100.



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