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Police Ask For Public's Help In Solving Cold Case Hit-And-Run Death

Sep 07, 2017 05:18AM ● By Bill Gilman

If you go to the web site of the Hudson, NH Police Department,and you click on the link marked "Cold Case Files," you will find information on just one case.

It is a fatal hit-and-run that took place on March 3, 1990 at 10:45 p.m. The victim was a young Dracut resident named Sheila Rosati.

More than 27 years later, with no fresh leads, the Hudson PD is making a new appeal to the public for information they hope will lead to the arrest of the driver responsible for Rosati's death.

The following is an account of the incident, as reported by the Hudson PD:

    On March 3, 1990 at 10:45 PM, Shiela Rosati was struck down by an unknown driver of a pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Kimball Hill Road in Hudson. Though witnesses attempted to flag the driver down, the pickup neither stopped nor slowed.
    At the point of impact, the pedestrian was on her hands and knees in the west bound travel lane. In an attempt to alert oncoming traffic and illuminate the pedestrian, a vehicle in the eastbound lane had high beam headlights activated, possibly impairing the suspect driver's ability to perceive the pedestrian.
    The suspect vehicle is a 1981-1990 Dodge Ram full size pickup truck with an 8 foot bed. Possible color was silver, silver/blue, or light blue. A missing section of the side molding between the cab and the left rear wheel well was left at the scene. Registration is unknown.

According to an articloe published in the Eagle-Tribune, Hudson Police received an anonymous note pertaining to the case back in 2004. However, they were unable to verify the note's authenticity or identify the author. In their new plea to the public, the HPD is asking for the author of the note to come forward.

Any witnesses to the hit-and-run or anyone with knowledge of the case or the 2005 note is urged to contact Hudson Police Detective Alan Marcotte at 603-816-2280 or [email protected]. Detective William Kew can be reached at 603-816-2243 or [email protected].

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling the crime line at 603-594-1150. You can also Fax information at: 603/594-1162; or send an email to: [email protected]

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