Family of hit and run victim makes plea to driver

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The family of a man killed in a hit and run in downtown Decatur made a public plea for the person responsible to come forward.

According to Decatur Police, someone hit Anthony Lingoes, 33, just before 3:30 a.m. Friday. The collision happened along College Avenue near the intersection of Candler Road.

"There's a person out there who did this and that's what hurts the most is that they're out there and we're suffering," said Lingoes' younger brother, Andrew Lingoes, who drove into town Monday to finalize funeral arrangements.

Lingoes lived in Atlanta for about 10 years and worked as a cook at The Marlay House, family members said. The restaurant plans to hold a private memorial for family and close friends on Wednesday evening.

Investigators do not have any leads, but believe the car involved was a 2008 to 2014 Cadillac CTS.

"Maybe you didn't realize it 'til the morning, but your car is damaged," said Andy Lingoes. "That came from something; that came from hitting my brother and you know you did it and you either got to live with that for the rest of your life or you can come clean and you can try to make things better."

Family members set up a fundraising page to help them pay for funeral expenses:

Anyone with information, in this case, should call Decatur Police at 404-373-6551 or Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

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