ATLANTA -- Motorists were out Wednesday passing by as dark clouds hovered above a makeshift memorial for Dwight Levette.
A U.S. flag paid tribute to the war vet whom witnesses say was beaten then tossed in the middle of an East Point road.
He was later struck by two cars - one of the vehicles leaving the scene.
"I talked to my brother at nine and this had to happen at 11 something," said Vanessa Levette McNease, the victim's sister, seen in a family photo with her brother flashing the peace sign.
His last minutes here on earth, however, would be anything but peaceful.
"My brother called me that night around 9 o'clock and was telling me that some guys had been bothering him," said McNease. "He said they was bothering him. And I said well if they come back just call me and we'll call the police and we'll come over there."
It would be too late.
"Next thing I know, two hours later, they called me and said he was dead," said McNease.
East Point police tell 11 Alive witnesses in the area have been very tight lipped about what they saw the night Levette was mowed down twice near Stanton Road and Fort Valley Drive.
But Levette's sister says folks in the neighborhood, who were there, told her what happened.
"They said he was beaten and evidently, they must have pushed him in the road and the first car kept going but the second car stayed with the family," said McNease.
Police are now asking for the public's help in solving this case.
An unsolved mystery wreaking havoc on a close-knit family and their surrounding community.
"We'd just like some closure with this and whoever did this needs to turn themselves in," said McNease.