Police follow leads in hit-in-run death

Police continue to investigate Fieldsboro teen’s death

By: Scott Morgan
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Police last week announced a set of leads in the hit-and-run incident that took the life of a Fieldsboro teen on New Year’s Eve.
   Police said the state police Crime Scene Investigation Unit returned its findings to the township on Jan. 12 in the case of 15-year-old Ashley Mohacsi, who was struck by a car as she walked along Burlington Street on the evening of Dec. 31. After nearly two weeks of analysis, state police investigators reported that they had found a sample of paint from the car and a fingerprint on a piece of broken mirror left at the scene of the accident, under the I-295 overpass.
   According to township police, investigators found dark blue, possibly metallic, paint chips on Ashley’s clothing and shoes. State forensics analysts are now in the process of identifying the make and model of the car, based on those chips but had not come to a conclusion as of Wednesday.
   A friend who had been walking with Ashley the night she was hit previously told police that the car might have been a Toyota Camry or a Honda Accord.
   Possibly more promising to authorities than the recovered paint chips, however, is the discovery of the fingerprint on the mirror. Police said state investigators photographed and lifted the print from the scene and are now waiting on the FBI to return a possible match. Police stressed that the fingerprint might not belong to the driver, but could be someone who knows the driver’s identity, possibly a passenger.
   Township police are still urging anyone with information to call them at (609) 298-4300.