Police investigate new tip in Kelly Hurlbert case
Traverse City Police say they have a new tip in their investigation in the hit-and-run death of a 29-year-old woman who was riding her bicycle in the middle of the night when a vehicle struck her last summer.
Kelly Boyce Hurlbert was killed July 5 while riding her bicycle home from work, when a driver struck her and dragged her body 1 1/2 blocks. Police say they have received more than 600 tips since the night of her death.
Captain Mike Ayling said Tuesday that detectives received a tip recently from a citizen who says they saw something suspicious on a vehicle that made them believe it could have been involved in Hurlbert's death.
Capt. Ayling says that detectives have been working on the tip for about a week, and that they expect it will take another week before they can form any leads. They have not been able to exclude the vehicle, but Capt. Ayling says they do not believe it is from the area and that they are still trying to determine whether or not it was in Traverse City at the time of the incident.
Capt. Ayling says the tip is similar to the others that they have received in the investigation, but that they are taking it seriously and following up on it.