Nun Killed in Hit-and-Run in the Hamptons

Detectives found an abandoned car with damage to the front end about half a mile from the scene of the accident and are looking for the driver

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    Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a nun in the Hamptons Monday evening, police say. Marc Santia reports. (Published Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012)

    Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a nun in the Hamptons Monday evening, police say.  

    Sister Jacqueline Walsh, 59, of Syosset was found bleeding and unconscious by a passerby along Rose Hill Road in Water Mill. 

    Walsh had been attending a retreat at a Water Mill convent with her colleagues in the Sisters of Mercy and was out for a walk when she was killed, according to Sisters of Mercy spokeswoman Debi Delaporta.

    Detectives found an abandoned 2009 Volkswagen Touareg with damage to the front end about half a mile from the scene of the accident.

    Police continue to look for the driver, who is described as 5 feet 7 and in his 20s or 30s with short spiked hair. He was seen wearing dark shorts and a white shirt at the time of the accident.

    Walsh served as a pastoral associate at St. Edward the Confessor church in Syosset.

    Anyone with information should call the Southampton Town Police Department's Detective unit at 631-702-2230.

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