$10K reward offered to find hit-run driver who killed Australian film student in Hollywood

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A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver who killed a film student from Australia on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood. (KABC)

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver who killed a film student from Australia on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood.

Authorities said 18-year-old Rishi Chaubal-Menon was struck and killed shortly after midnight on Oct. 31. Menon's body was found in the northbound lanes of the 101 Freeway near Vineland Street.

Investigators did not find any broken glass or pieces of the car at the crime scene. They said they do not know why Menon was on the freeway. On Tuesday, authorities asked for the public's help to solve the crime.

"...We have exhausted all of the leads we have and that's why we're pleading with the public now to please help us with this," Capt. Johnny Starling said.

Menon was an Australian national who had only been in Los Angeles for a month. He was a student at the New York Film Academy. His roommate, Buffy Milner, said Menon was sweet and lit up any room he was in.

The Film Academy is offering the $10,000 reward.

"People really don't know what happened here. The school wanted to help in any way it could, really for the family and for his friends as well," said Eric Conner, dean of the New York Film Academy.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the California Highway Patrol West Valley at (818) 888-0980 ext. 204.
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