Hit-and-run suspect found dead in Glendale, confessed to family prior to death

Richard Carrizoza admitted to family of hitting 57-year-old Thurman Moore Jr before police found him dead.

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The suspect in Monday's fatal hit-and-run in Phoenix was found dead in Glendale, according to police.

Thurman Moore Jr., 57, was stuck while attempting to cross 7th Avenue mid-block between Colter Street and Missouri just after 7 a.m.

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The driver fled the scene.

Police say they were looking for a Silver 2007-2010 Volkswagen Toureg with front-end damage to the driver's side.

Glendale police found the suspect and vehicle later in the day.

The suspect, 61-year-old Richard Carrizoza, was dead.

According to police, he admitted to family of his involvement in the collision before his death.

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