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Police Seek Driver Of Car That Hit, Killed Brooklyn Man In Queens

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Police are looking for the driver of the car that struck and killed a Brooklyn man.

Police believe the car seen above may have struck and killed Jose Padilla-Argueta.

The car was caught on surveillance video driving on South Conduit Avenue in the Brookville section of Queens on Thursday.

That's near 230th Place and Lansing Avenue, where the body of Padilla-Argueta was found.

Police say they believe Padilla was struck and killed at another location, but they had no information on how his body got near the Belt Parkway, where it was found.

"The police took my sisters to the scene of the crime, where they found him thrown on the ground with no shoes on, just socks. He wore a red shirt," Esther Padilla, the victim's sister, said through an interpreter. "According to neighbors, there weren't any accidents in the area. So I think that it happened somewhere far and they dumped his body there."

Police are looking for a light-colored two-door Volkswagen GTI.

They say the car has substantial damage to the passenger side bumper, an unlit headlight, a caved-in windshield and partial roof damage.

It was last seen driving east on Long Island's Sunrise Highway.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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