April 20, 2017

Released by Ofc. Robinson

MANHATTAN, KAN. –

A suspect has been identified in the hit and run accident that occurred in the early morning hours of April 14, 2017. A male identified himself as the driver of the vehicle that struck Amber Wilhelm. At this point, no arrests have been made as the investigation continues. Per department policy, the name of the individual will not be released until the conclusion of the investigation and enforcement action in the form of a citation or arrest is made.

Amber’s family has been notified of the development. They, and we, want to thank the thousands of people in Riley County and beyond that shared this story from the beginning. Your help and support has been incredible.

At this point, we do not anticipate another release in the morning. We understand the high public interest in the details of the investigation, but we will be unable to answer further questions until the investigation has been completed.