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May 3, 2002

Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help...

Mystery Voice May Solve Hit & Run Fatality

Click Here to Listen to 911 Call.....Do you Know this Voice?

Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward to the anonymous caller who recognizes a voice on a 9-1-1 call. The caller, who uses the name "Joe Black," tells dispatchers his vehicle has just struck a pedestrian on Airport Road in Destin. Despite an intensive investigation by the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, that person's true identity remains unknown.

The crash, at about 3:15 AM on Sunday morning, January 6, seriously injured Kymberly Dawn Thomas of Destin. She died later in a hospital in Pensacola.

A broken fragment of a turn signal lens found at the scene appears to match a Chevrolet Blazer or S-10 pickup truck from the 1994 to 1997 model years.

The entire two-minute 9-1-1 call can be heard at www.emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com or www.sheriff-okaloosa.org.

Anybody who recognizes the caller's voice, or who has any other information about this fatal hit and run crash in Destin on January 6, should contact Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 863-TIPS (850-863-8477) or toll-free at 1-888-654-TIPS (1-888-654-8477).

Callers to Crime Stoppers are never required to identify themselves nor appear in court. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information that helps solve crimes, locate wanted fugitives, or leads to the location of stolen property or illegal drugs. Crime Stoppers is not a government program or law enforcement agency, and no taxpayer dollars are used in its reward fund.