Update On Hit & Run Victim Jeff Kearney: Having “Better Days”

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Lots of Readers have been asking about Jeff Kearney, the mentally-challenged man who was the victim of a hit-and-run last November in White Center (read our previous coverage here) and has been staying at BTB Advertiser Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Debra George says:

Jeff is doing better and although his memory comes and goes he seems to be having better days.

They say he will be able to walk well enough to be discharged from his current rehab facility in two weeks.

He then will enter another rehab facility for three weeks where they will work on motor skills.

They think he will be able to go home after that, and continue with some outpatient treatment.

Once he is out, I am planning on picking him up and bringing him into Burien everyday just so he can go to some of his familiar places.

Far as we know, the hit-and-run driver is still at large, there is still a $1,000 reward, and the investigation is continuing.

The suspect vehicle had damage to the left front fender, and lost its driver’s side exterior rear-view mirror at the scene. It is probably maroon in color, a Chevrolet or GMC product, and is likely one of the following models:

  • GM or Chevrolet full size pick-up: 1988-1989
  • Blazer or Jimmy: 1992-1994
  • Suburban: 1992-1999
  • GMC Yukon: 1992-1999
  • Chevrolet Tahoe: 1995-1999

If you recognize the suspect vehicle or have any leads, please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 (24 hours) or 911.

And if you wish to visit Jeff or send him your wishes, feel free to contact Burien Nursing & Rehab at 206-242-3213 or email [email protected].

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One Response to “Update On Hit & Run Victim Jeff Kearney: Having “Better Days””
  1. hometowngirl says:

    I am very happy to hear that Jeff is doing better. He is a part of Burien. I have known him for over 20 years when I started my first job in a Burien establishment. Jeff came in daily to visit. Seeing him working these last few years have been wonderful. He extremely proud of his job and it showed in his work. This kind of crime against another human being is unthinkable. Whoever did this is a coward. Rather than coming forward and answering for his/her crime he/she is carrying on with their daily business. Jeff did not deserve this he is such a sweet person. I wish him well and hope to see him in Burien soon!!!

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