The long, agonizing wait in Sharon Hill
It was a week ago last Sunday night that 16-year-old Faith Sinclair tried to cross Chester Pike at Laurel Road. She never made it.
The teen was struck and killed by someone driving a black Mercedes. The driver remains unknown.
Tuesday, just a few days after burying her daughter, Faith Sinclair’s mother went public with an emotional plea. She doesn’t want revenge; she simply wants justice.
Kim Ferrell stood at the intersection where her daughter’s life was snuffed out, just a few steps from the house where she grew up, and asked the driver of the Mercedes to come forward. You can read all the details here.
Ferrell says she knows her daughter has forgiven the driver, and she has as well. But she still needs one thing.
She wants to “let my little girl rest in peace.”
Police have impounded a 2000 black S-type Mercedes that they recovered from a garage in Upper Darby. It was covered with a cloth and the windows of the garage had been blacked out. Police say the damage on the vehicle is consistent with what would be expected from the accident.
The owner of the Mercedes, Lemuel Payne, has been identified by police as a “person of interest” in the case. He has hired an attorney and so far is not talking to police. No charges have been filed in the case.
Ten days and counting. Sinclair’s father, Michael, indicated yesterday he did not want to comment until after the police investigation was completed.
“This ain’t over,” is all he said.
Not by a long shot.