It's been almost two months since a man was killed in a hit and run on a busy street in Dickinson.
Tracy Freer died after he was struck by a vehicle on Villard Avenue, right outside his business: the Queen City Motel.
There have been no arrests in the case, but the investigation is far from over.
"It happened on Villard, which is one of our more heavily traffic streets... It happened at a time of night when there's a lot of traffic, it happened around one o'clock in the morning which for Dickinson is bar closing time..." says Sgt. Kylan Klauzer/Dickinson Police Dept. Detective.
It happened almost two months ago.
Although there have been no arrests in the case, detectives say the investigation has not slowed down.
"From those on the outside looking in, it takes time and people get very impatient with that, but we have been trying to reassure, we are making progress with this." says Sgt. Klauzer.
The suspect was driving a gray pickup truck--possibly a Dodge.
Police do have some credible witnesses, and they know for a fact that someone out there knows more.
"We're very confident that there are other people out there that have failed to come forward with some information that can be very helpful for us in moving forward. We really encourage those people to help the family out that's involved with this, help the Dickinson Police Department, everyone involved get some closure." says Sgt. Kylan Klauzer/Dickinson Police Dept. Detective
The family of Tracy Freer is also looking for justice.
They have a facebook page dedicated to just that.
In a statement: to KX News--Tracy's stepdaughter Jerrica says "We are as a family are going to take different avenues and stop at nothing to find out who did this to Tracy .
We need to seek justice to go on with our lives.
Tracy was a man with a huge heart.
We thank Tracy's step brother John and his fiance Nellie for all the help and being there for us through this hard time.
Tracy never had any kids of his own but he raised us for 12 years and did a remarkable job being a grandpa to my son Landyn. He was his pride and joy.
It hurts to have 4 more grandchildren from July to Dec. And realize he won't be there. Thanksgiving, Christmas, the new year was hard enough to go threw knowing this person(s)
got to spend it with their family and just killing him. We will have more to say at a later date. all keep praying justice gets served."
The family has offered a reward, but the value of any information is worth more than money to a lot of people.
"As cases come in we're always adjusting our caseload and our responsibility with those cases, but by far, this is top of the list, number one priority coming to some sort of conclusion." says Sgt. Klauzer.
If you know anything about the hit and run crime that killed Tracy, you are asked to call the Badlands Crimestoppers--(701) 456-7754
The Dickinson Police Department and ask for a detective-- (701) 456-7759
You can remain anonymous through a silent hotline online.
Also you can contact the family via the "Closure for the Family of Tracy Freer" facebook page.