The St. Croix Tribal Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help in a 5-year-old hit and run double-fatality investigation, according to a joint press release.

(Joint Press Release) -- Five years ago today, January 11, 2014, The Polk Co Sheriff’s Office and the St Croix Tribal Police Department responded to a Hit and Run double fatality on County Highway E in the Round Lake Community.  Richard Cobenais and Benjamin Juarez were pedestrians in the roadway when a south bound pickup struck and killed them.  The suspect fled from the scene and has not been identified. 

The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a dark colored Ford F-150 between the years of 1997 and 2003.  This case is still a priority and we hope to bring this tragic event to a conclusion.    

We are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact either the Polk Co Sheriff’s office or the St Croix Tribal Police Department. 

We want to bring the driver to justice and provide closure for our community. 

Last Update: Jan 11, 2019 3:29 pm CST

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