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Evans police are trying to locate the author of a recently penned anonymous letter to help in their investigation of hit-and-run fatality from 28 years ago.

The letter was addressed to the Rev. Francis X. “Butch” Mazur following a story in The Buffalo News in February about the unsolved case of his sister, Susan T. Mazur, a teacher who was 34 when she was struck and killed Feb. 17, 1986, while walking on Delamater Road near her parents’ home.

The Catholic priest, who serves as a chaplain at Erie County Medical Center, said he received the letter around Easter, which was April 20, and forwarded it to Evans police.

“The letter came to the hospital with a description of a vehicle that was damaged and some other details,” Mazur said.

The letter further explained that the vehicle “sat idle for many, many, many years” and suggested that it was still around, he said.

Evans Police Chief Ernest P. Masullo said his office is attempting to track down the author in its quest to solve the mysterious case, which is thought to have involved a large pickup truck.

Masullo asked the writer to call the Police Department’s confidential tip line at 217-3500, Ext. 535.

“Their name and everything will be kept confidential, but I’d really like to talk to the person to get a little more information from them,” Masullo said.

The state’s statute of limitations won’t allow authorities to prosecute the driver who killed Susan Mazur, but police and family members still want to see the mystery solved.

“We don’t hold out any vengeance or anything like that,” said Mazur.

email: jtokasz@buffnews.com