Police search for answers in fatal hit-and-run at New Lisbon Center

- Skyfox flew over the New Lisbon Developmental Center in Woodland Township where police say someone driving hit a resident and kept going. The woman killed has been identified as 56-year old Janis Ammlung.

"I think it's a shame. I think it's a shame," said Pete Kelly. He lives not far from the property and says he just heard there was a hit and run at the center.

"You know you hit somebody. You want to make sure they're ok. It's just a shame," said Kelly. 

New Jersey State Police say it happened last Friday around 1:00 in the afternoon.  The woman was in the street at Gilbert and Kester when she was hit. Police say the driver took off right away. It's unclear what that person was doing on the property. It's not closed off to the public but police say there must be a reason to be there.

"You have very few vehicles traveling in that area so it's not where someone would travel through the developmental area to go somewhere else," said Lieutenant Theodore Schafer.

Three days later, police continue making a plea for information.

"We have a family that is related to Janis. They want answers. They want closure," said Lieutenant Schafer.   

According to the website for the center it’s a state facility that provides care for women and men with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Kelly wonders whether the woman and other residents are supposed to be out unattended.

"We've found them walking around here. Sometimes you'll get a white van that comes from the area over there at the center. They'll be driving around looking for people that got out," said Kelly.  

The center did not comment on what happened when FOX 29 called them. They only referred to police who say the vehicle is described as being dark in color and may have front end damage. Police are also looking for surveillance video from the area.  Anyone with information is urged to contact NJSP Red Lion Station at 609-859-2282.

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