Seven weeks since a incident killed 68-year-old , Baltimore County officials say the investigation is nearing completion.
What began as a short walk for Moore from her Bourbon Court home to on Joppa Road has left a close-knit neighborhood grieving and searching for answers.
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Moore, still holding groceries from her shopping trip, attempted to cross Seven Courts Drive shortly after 7 p.m. on Jan. 22. A vehicle stopped to allow her to cross, but a Ford 500 sedan swerved around the vehicle, , before leaving the scene, according to police.
Police announced the had been located in Harford County on Feb. 1., but weeks later, no one had been arrested or charged. The investigation was eventually turned over to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office, on Feb. 21.
State's Attorney told Patch recently that the investigation into Moore's death was making progress.
"Officers are in the process of reviewing it. We asked the police department to do some follow-up work," Shellenberger said late last week.
"We're close to completing the investigation," he said. He declined to confirm if the investigation was expected to lead to an arrest.
While the suspect vehicle was found in Harford County, Shellenberger said the investigation is being handled by Baltimore County.
Baltimore County police confirmed on March 9 that investigators were continuing to work with Shellenberger's office on the case.
One month after Moore's death, an arrest in the case would bring some consolation to the grieving neighborhood.
"We still feel the sadness. It's just so hard for us to understand how this happened," said Cindy Hill, who knew Moore for more than 20 years.
Moore, a widow without children, left behind no surviving immediate family members. A cousin arranged her , while friends sorted through most of her possessions and found a new home for her cat in the weeks following her death. As of February, Moore's vehicle was still parked along Bourbon Court.
Neighbors were active in assisting police with the investigation and memorializing Moore shortly after the incident.
Multiple signs, urging anyone to come forward with details on the hit-and-run were placed along Seven Courts Drive. A was held along the street one week after Moore's death and small bouquets of silk flowers were arranged along the sidewalk.
Several community members also contacted police about increasing traffic enforcement along Seven Courts Drive, citing driving as ongoing problems.
On March 2, police placed a less than a mile north of the hit-and-run.
of the Parkville police precinct said its placement was in direct response to safety concerns shared following Moore's death.