NOPD looking for possible witnesses in Joshua Woodruff hit-and-run case

December 04, 2017 - 10:48 am

The NOPD is seeking to locate, identify and interview two individuals seen on surveillance video walking in the 800 block of Chartres Street in connection with the hit-and-run dragging death of Joshua Woodruff, a Nebraska tourist visiting New Orleans for New Year celebrations in 2015.
Woodruff was in New Orleans with friends to celebrate the New Year.  Around 3 a.m. on January 1, 2016, Woodruff was at the intersection of Dumaine and Decatur streets in the French Quarter when a dark-colored four-door sedan struck him and dragged his body from the French Quarter up to Interstate 10 and across the Mississippi River to the West Bank.  Woodruff’s body was found around 3:30 a.m. on the West Bank Expressway, near the General DeGaulle Drive exit.
Detectives believe that the individuals seen in the included surveillance captures may have seen the suspect vehicle as it traveled past them in the 800 block of Chartres Street on the night in question. These individuals are being sought for informational purposes only.

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