Jennings deputies seek to solve cold case hit-and-run

Jennings County authorities are looking for new leads in an old case. They hope to solve a hit-and-run accident that killed a North Vernon man on State Road 3 in September of 2021.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Joseph T. Gill was found alongside State Road 3 near the Decatur County line on Sept. 30th, 2021. Investigators concluded that Gill had been walking south on the road in the dark early that morning when he was struck and killed by a vehicle heading the same direction.

Investigators canvased the scene, conducted interviews, analyzed nearby surveillance camera footage and scrutinized electronics data from the area. However, no vehicle or driver has been identified.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information come forward and assist in bringing closure to this tragic incident. Specifically, they are looking for anyone who saw anything unusual that morning or who may have information about the vehicle or its driver.

They say that any piece of information, no matter how small, could be crucial in solving this case and bringing justice to Gill and his grieving family. If you have any information you can call the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office at 812-346-8642.