Raleigh, N.C. — The mother of an Apex man whose body was found along a south Raleigh highway last week says it’s a nightmare for her and her family who are trying to make sense out of what police say appears to be his hit-and-run death.
“We’re all just trying to hold up, and as the days go on, it doesn’t get easier,” said Becky Daly, whose son, Weston Vandermerwe, was found Aug. 13 under a guardrail on westbound Interstate 40 near Hammond Road.
Raleigh police say the 23-year-old East Carolina University graduate was last seen about 2 miles away at The Oxford on Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 10.
A wreck report indicates that Vandemerwe was likely walking along the highway when a vehicle merging from the Hammond Road on-ramp hit him, throwing him about 95 feet.
But investigators say they have yet to identify a vehicle or driver in the case – a piece of the puzzle that Daly says has been difficult for her grieving family.
“I just wish somebody would step up, you know, just for closure,” she said.
Police want to hear from anyone who might have seen something in the early hours of Aug.