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Reward offered in Ti hit-and-run case

TICONDEROGA - A $10,000 reward is being offered for information in the case a Anthony "A.T." Morette, a Ticonderoga man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The Morette family has put the money in a bank account and will give it to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the criminal.

People with information should call the Ticonderoga Police Department at 585-2205 or the local crime tip line at 585-3080.

"We (family members) decided to do this; we all chipped in hoping someone will step forward and help the case out," said Morette's widow, Susan. "Any little thing might be important."

Anthony Morette was killed Dec. 2 when he was struck by a vehicle while running near the intersection of Shore Airport Road and Route 22 in Ticonderoga.

"Hopefully we'll find the person who did this," Susan Morette said. "With no witnesses it's hard to go forward."

Ticonderoga Police Chief Mark Johns agreed, this is a difficult case.

"This is still a top priority for the Ticonderoga Police Department," Johns said. "We welcome any new information that could help us provide closure for the Morette family."

Initially police thought Morette may have been struck by a large truck, although those leads have not led police to any conclusion.

"We've followed up on countless leads," Johns said. "We've done hundreds of interviews and taken dozens of depositions.

"At this point we're really looking for new information," the police chief added. "The information we have at this point has not brought us closer to finishing this investigation."

Ticonderoga police have no connection to the family reward, but Johns said any new information about the case will be welcomed.

"The flow of new leads and new information on the crime has slowed as time has elapsed," Johns said.

Anthony Morette was an electrician known for his volunteer efforts in the community. He was also a dedicated runner and was a regular sight on Ticonderoga streets early each morning.

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