CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Though 60-year-old Wayne Bauman was finally laid to rest Saturday, his family makes another plea for justice in the Southwest Atlanta hit-and-run crime that brutally took his life.
"No justice. My brother was very young and innocent," said Diane Bauman, his heartbroken sister.
The reward for information in the case has increased to $5,000.
A service for Bauman was held at Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cherokee County.
Police release a lookout for a 2003 to 2005 Honda Pilot with front bumper damage and front passenger damage. Wreckage from the vehicle left at the scene helped officers identify the getaway vehicle.
Investigators recently release street surveillance of the vehicle involved.
The crash occurred January 29 in broad daylight off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW near Mozley Park.
Witnesses said the driver erratically swerved lanes and drove onto the sidewalk, striking Bauman and then urgently fleeing the scene.
A witness was able to snap a photo of the fleeing vehicle after it struck Bauman and fled.
Bauman was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and remained in grave condition until he passed away February 17.
"I'm hoping someone will do the right thing. Someone knows something," said sister Christine Bauman.
Tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS; the reward is up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.