ODIN, Ill. - Their daughter's death is a mystery they feared might never be solved. But Thursday brought a break in the case of an apparent hit and run that killed a 23-year-old woman in Breese, Illinois.
So far, no charges have been filed but Breese police have made an arrest that is giving Lana Albert's family hope that they might soon have some answers about her death.
Albert was found dead along Old Highway 50 in Breese early Sunday morning. Not long before, around 2 a.m., she was seen leaving a local sports bar.
Why she left, why she walked, and who hit her are all questions her father Ray Albert says make her death even more painful.
"I want to send out my families most heartfelt thanks to Chief Fix and the entire Breese police department," said Ray Albert.
"I don't know that I'll ever get peace again," said Albert. "But it was a relief…at least we have heard something."
Albert says police told his family that it was information from the public that lead to the arrest.