A recently discovered surveillance video shows what detectives believe is the silhouette of Marterrance walking along the road shortly before the 911 call was placed around 10 p.m. Sunday.
While detectives were originally investigating the possibility of Marterrance being pushed out of the moving SUV, now they believe he may have left the apartment and wandered into the road, where he was struck, the Tribune reports.
Evidence from the video and an autopsy report align with the new theory, the Tribune reports. But on Tuesday morning, police said they are no closer to finding the driver of the vehicle.
“Based on the injuries to the child, the physical evidence at the scene, the witness statements and different camera angles, it appears the child was the victim of a hit-and-run or a traffic crash,” police spokeswoman Laura McElroy told the Tribune. “It is possible that the driver did not realize the child was hit.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477 or the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.