52-year-old man killed in hit-and-run

Donald E. Dares

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have released the identity of the man killed in a hit-and-run over the weekend near MoPac.

Donald Edward Dares, 52, died near 500 South MoPac after being hit by a car, and police are still looking for the driver.

Austin police say this antenna-topper is a clue related to a suspicious death
Austin police say this antenna-topper is a clue related to a suspicious death

Someone called 911 about finding Dares face-down and not breathing shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday on the western side of Zilker Park. When police got there, they found Dares dead.

Police are asking for the public’s help identifying an important clue: Investigators believe a distinctive Easter Bunny antenna topper may have come from the car that hit Dares.

The car will also have damage on the right front side and possible damage to the passenger-side window.

Call police if you have any information at 512-974-5789.

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