Parents asking fans who attended Sugar Bowl for help finding son’s killer

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OMAHA, Neb. – Mark and Caren Woodruff are hoping someone has clues that will lead them to their son’s killer.

“I still can’t get over the fact that my son was killed. This still doesn’t even seem real. Our son — our youngest — was killed? That’s where we just break down because this is not what you ever imagine for your kids,” Caren told WOWT.

On New Year’s Day, 28-year-old Josh Woodruff was trying to hail down an Uber in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

As he was in the crosswalk, he was hit by a black sedan.

Authorities say Woodruff was dragged for six miles and left for dead in the street.

Now, his family is asking for help solving the crime.

The Woodruffs said they wonder if somebody in the French Quarter took a picture of the car.

“We’re particularly interested now in people from Mississippi or Oklahoma who may have been there for the Sugar Bowl and they may have a video or photo for some other reason- if it’s at the right time, about 3:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day and in the French Quarter, and a black Toyota Cary or sedan in the video – that would be useful,” said Mark.

The family says that the case is extremely difficult because people who may have seen something may no longer be in New Orleans since it’s such a tourist area.

If you have any information, call the New Orleans’ Police Department CrimeStoppers hotline at (504) 837-8477.

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