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KIRKWOOD, Mo. - A Kirkwood family is now offering a $16,000 reward to help track down the hit and run driver that killed their loved one.

Fifty-year old Joe Auffenberg was struck and killed Feb. 9 along Kirkwood Road.

On Wednesday, police released photos of the type of minivan that hit him, and the Auffenbergs made a plea to the community to help them find the driver who killed their brother. They say he had a special heart.

There wasn't anybody that Joe didn't come in contact with that didn't feel that he was truly a member of their family," said his sister, Anne Auffenberg.

If you have information about the hit and run, call the Kirkwood Police Department at 314-822-5858.