Family searching for answers after mom killed in hit-and-run

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Family makes plea for answers after mom killed in hit-and-run.

A north Houston family is desperate for answers after a deadly hit-and-run.

"This has always been a tight knit family," said Robin Armijo.

But a central piece of that family is gone.

Yvette Armijo was the victim of a hit-and-run early Sunday morning. Everyone called her "Barbie."

Her son, Arthur Luna, fought back tears talking about how much he's going to miss her.

"Just to have your mom there, to have her around. I had to go look for a coffin today for my mom. I had my tia (aunt) behind me," Luna said.

HPD says she was hit in the roadway at the Little York exit ramp of the North Freeway just before 4:00am. Her body was found on the ramp. Police had to shut down two lanes of traffic to investigate. Police say they don't know the make or model of the vehicle but they know that driver did not stop.

"What eats me up the most is that she was run over like roadkill. Like a dog on the side of the road. Not even looked at," said Luna.

Her car was found at the Exxon just north of the exit ramp. We're told the door was open and her cell phone was inside. The family says they have no clue why she'd leave her car and walk into traffic.

"That's the information we're looking for," explained her sister-in-law Robin Armijo. "We would like anybody with any information about what could've happened, how she ended up where she did, where her belongings are at this point."

At this point, there are more questions than leads. Her family says they just want whoever hit her to man up at least tell them what happened.

"Everybody has to stand at some point and be accountable for their actions," said Armijo.

Anyone with information can call HPD's Hit-and-Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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