Maple Grove Police still searching for answers in 10-year anniversary of hit and run

This year marks the 10th anniversary of when Rebecca Nelson died in a tragic fatal hit and run accident at the Maple Grove Community Center. Nelson was a beloved wife and mother of two young children



On Feb. 20, 2003, Maple Grove Police responded to an accident at the Maple Grove Community Center. Due to the nature of Rebecca’s injuries, the incident appears to be the result of an unfortunate motor vehicle accident. Over the past 10 years, numerous leads have been pursued but the case remains unsolved.

The Maple Grove Police Department is asking for the community’s help. The department is requesting that anyone with information about this incident, or knowledge of who may be involved, call: Detective Tanya Petz at 763-494-6211 or Maple Grove Police at 763-494-6100. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit

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