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Fiancé seeks justice after soul mate's death

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Jessica Cavazos moved from Portland, Oregon to Memphis back in 1998. Soon after, on a night out on Beale Street, she met Barry Dandridge. Jessica Cavazos moved from Portland, Oregon to Memphis back in 1998. Soon after, on a night out on Beale Street, she met Barry Dandridge.
They were together 15 years and were scheduled to get married on Valentine's Day 2014. They were together 15 years and were scheduled to get married on Valentine's Day 2014.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - A man continues to seek justice after his soul mate's death.

Memphis police hope somebody knows something and shares information with investigators; grieving family members say it would mean everything to them.

Jessica Cavazos moved from Portland, Oregon to Memphis back in 1998. Soon after, on a night out on Beale Street, she met Barry Dandridge.

"And two weeks later we saw each other again, and we had been together ever since, said we'd never leave each other again," said Dandridge, her fiancé.

They were together 15 years and were scheduled to get married on Valentine's Day 2014.

Their plans vaporized August 18, 2013 on the side of I-40 near Warford Street. Investigators say Cavazos was standing alongside a broken down car when a pick-up truck hit her and then kept driving.

"I just don't understand how could somebody run over someone, leave them laying on the side of the highway without trying to contact police, ambulance, anything. That is so unhumanlike," said Dandridge.

Cavazos died.

More than eight months later, no one has been caught or arrested, and Memphis police are asking for fresh tips.

"I can't wait until the day we have justice and be able to move forward from this incident," said Dandridge.

Dandridge says he moved to another state to escape the grief, but he says his stomach is still in knots over the loss of the soul mate.

"She's truly, truly, truly missed," he said.

There was a second victim in this hit-and-run accident. His name is Derrick Cross.

If you can help solve this case, Memphis police ask you call Crime Stoppers at 901-258-7748.

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