MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police are no longer searching for a woman wanted for questioning in connection to a hit and run crash in Bal Harbour that left 14-year-old Ethan Gordon dead.
Police were looking for 24-year-old Luisa Fernanda Ahearn but said late Monday afternoon, that they have made contact with her attorney and are no longer searching for her.
However, the vehicle still hasn’t been located.
“We don’t know if she’s the driver or the passenger, but she was definitely at the scene and detectives are trying to locate her,” said Miami-Dade Det. Argemis Colome.
Colome told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “A life lost is something we are never going to be OK with but we are dealing with a 14-year-old who had just started living. Just imagine what his family must be going through dealing with this tragedy.”
Montserrrat Matzinger, who lives nearby, said, “I am extremely sad and shocked that something like this has happened in our small neighborhood. We have too many people driving too fast and there’s a problem these days with too many people doing that and talking on their telephones.”
Ethan Gordon was crossing Collins Avenue at the 10200 block when investigators said he was struck by a 2018 silver KIA Optima, which was traveling northbound.
Detectives said the driver never got out to help, instead continuing north before turning west on 163rd Street.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue rushed Gordon to the hospital where he died.
Police said the 2018 sedan, with Florida tag IYY-I58, has damage to the right front end and windshield.
“Once you leave the scene of an accident with injuries, it becomes a felony,” said Det. Colome. “The seconds that were lost here for Mr. Gordon could have been the difference between life and death.”
“A lot of times pedestrians are not at fault,” Colome said. “We don’t know what was the case here but that is why you should remain on the scene so you can tell your side of the story.”
If you have any information that can help police with this investigation, please call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.
There is a reward of up to $3,000.