Police Need Help Finding Hit And Run Driver Who Killed Teenager

The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help in finding a possible hit and run driver that killed a Kaufman teenager. 16 year old Travis James Answorth was found dead Monday morning in Van Zandt County along a stretch of Highway 243, just west of Canton.

Kenneth Martin, an investigator with the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, says they need your help to find the person responsible.

"This is a tragedy. A young man's life has been lost and we do need the public's help. He was with friends up until 11 o'clock. He was last seen at the Walmart in Canton - he was wearing dark colored shorts and a grey colored t-shirt and he was unshaven, so if anybody happened to see him at Walmart or see him after between the time we'd appreciate the call."

No evidence was found at the scene and autopsy reports are not back yet.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department.