CrimeFighters: Search for teen's killer

April 30, 2011 10:31:31 PM PDT
A teenager walking with her younger brother was run down by a driver who just keeps on going. Now, one year later, police are asking for the public's help catching her killer.

Derek Workman says his daughter, 17-year-old Tanicha had everything to live for. She was working and would have graduated high school.

On April 3rd of last year, at about 10 p.m.m, Tanicha had just left the mall after buying her 12-year-old brother a video game. He watched his sister die as they crossed Cheltenham Avenue near 5th Street in Cheltenham Township. She was hit by a speeding van.

The driver kept on going.

Young Ryan is taking his sister's death very hard.

"He's blaming himself for her death," said Tanicha's mother Karen Garnett. "He does not sleep at nights."

The vehicle is described as a silver or gray Chevy or GMC work van. It was captured on video surveillance as it sped from the accident scene, driven by a middle aged white or Hispanic man.

A year later - there is no break in the case.

A $4,000 reward is being offered to help catch the driver. Of that, $2,500 was donated by AAA Mid Atlantic. The CrimeFighters number to call is (215) 546-TIPS.

"Tanicha would give her heart. She would give her last," her father Derek Workman said. "She didn't deserve that."