Still No Arrest in 2012 Fatal Hit and Run

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Charges still haven't been filed in a hit and run that left a Rockford father dead two years ago. The family of
Michael Steines says they just want justice for their brother as the anniversary of his death arrives.

He was known as Mikey to his friends and family. Michael Steines' sister says her brother was a jokster.

"He wanted to laugh about everything and make everything into a joke in some silly kind of way," said Tressie Nesemeier.

Steines would've turned 36 this year.

Mikey's sister Tressie said, "His birthday is in June and the holidays and when his birthday comes around it gets really hard."

That's because an alleged speeding driver cut Mikey's life short. Investigators say Steines was hit in the early morning hours of August 30, 2012 on South Second St., while he was leaving a downtown concert. Police found the suspected car down the road after the driver ran away.

Michael's brother says police told him there were no witnesses.

"She told me that there was no evidence and there probably won't be enough evidence to convict him," said Mikey's brother, Jason Law.

But that's not stopping family from fighting for justice in the death of their loved one.

Nesemeier said, "I'm hopeful and I'm relentless and I'm not going to stop."

Steines leaves behind three children. Family members have created a Facebook page called Justice for Mikey. They're asking anyone with information on Mikey's death, to let them know or call police.

You can access the Facebook page by clicking the attached link.


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