Friends of hit-and-run victim Kathleen Clark gather to remember their lost loved one

Police still seeking suspect

INDIANAPOLIS - Friends gathered Wednesday to remember a woman killed in a hit-and-run on the city's south side.

Co-workers from the DAV remember 63-year-old Kathleen Clark as fun and energetic, and they can't believe they won't see her smile again.

"She was a genuinely caring person," said Carrie Foster. "It's just a shame that this happened and how it happened, and I really hope the person that did this has enough conscience to come forward and say, 'I hit her,' instead of being scared and running away from it."

A driver struck Clark on South Meridian Street and took off.  Her body was discovered in the grass near the street Monday morning.

Surveillance video from a business shows what's believed to be Clark -- and then a truck approaching. It's tough for friends to watch.

"I knew it was her... you could tell... just swinging her little purse just a walking along," said Rachael Stoggsdill.

Clark was a mother and grandmother, and her family wants closure. Her grieving son made a plea for everyone to be on the lookout for the vehicle and the driver that struck his mom.

"There's a body shop... someone's coming in and getting work done on this vehicle and they're doing it quick," said Kathleen Clark's son Rick Clark. They're hiding this vehicle. They know who they are. Someone knows who they are."

People gathered at the site where Clark was killed and shared stories about a woman who walked everywhere, loved to dance and liked glasses.

"She said, 'Look at this one, Marion,' I'd say, 'Yeah, that's nice.' She'd say, 'You want that one?' I've got a couple at home that she got me," said one of Kathleen Clark's friends. "I've got some great big tall ones that she got me."

Police are looking for a 1997-2004, light-colored Ford F-150 pickup truck with a camper shell that might have been removed.

The truck also has right-front damage with a likely broken headlight.

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