It's been three months since a hit and run in East St. Louis left an 11- year-old dead.

Sunday, the victim, Maurice Richards, would have celebrated his 12th birthday.

Instead, Maurice’s sister, grandmother and aunts placed balloons and flowers at his memorial.

"Can't really stop thinking about him getting him out of my head," said Maurice's sister, Shapelle Richards. She never imagined Maurice's 12th birthday would be like this.

"Going to the cemetery this morning, I told him happy birthday; that was about it," Shapelle said.

"We wanted to do cake and Ice cream for him and he was talking about he wanted to go swimming. He just really wanted it to be a fun day with his siblings," said Maurice’s aunt, Sheena Richards.

This school year, Maurice would have been a fifth grader at Gordon Bush Elementary School.

Three months ago, his life was suddenly cut short.

"Waking up and knowing it's his 12th birthday and he's not here to celebrate with us is very hard," Sheena said.

On the evening of March 9, Maurice was walking to the store when he was hit and killed by a car on Post and State Street.

The driver responsible still has not come forward. Family members are left to grieve with no peace.

"The person is not going to come forward so we need the community's help now," Sheena said.

Along with better street lighting and urging drivers to slow down, Sheena’s main message to drivers:

"Stop. If you hit someone, stop."

The family told NewsChannel 5 they will not let Maurice’s memory die. Until justice is served, for them there will be no rest.

"If you saw something, call East St. Louis Police Department, let them know, get this person off the street because this person could have been your family. He could have been your child," Sheena said.

"Even if this person isn't caught, that if some way, shape, or form, he's still getting what he deserves, he's still getting punished," Shapelle said.

The East St. Louis Police Department was not available for comment Sunday. When they last spoke to NewsChannel 5, they did say there were a few leads they're continuing to track.