At long last, I spoke to Petrit Vasi, today. The conversation was brief but quite revealing.
"I never met Maura Murray," he says. "We didn't know each other. I've heard this theory, that she may have been involved. But I think it's very far-fetched."
He remembers nothing of the accident, itself. He knows he was at a bar at Triangle and Mattoon around 12:20 a.m. And he remembers waking up months later. His body was found in the street and it appeared he'd been struck by a vehicle.
"There was a snowstorm that night. Lots of snow coming down," he recalls.
And what of the "investigation" into the hit and run?
"I have never spoken to police. Not once. I don't even know if it's an open case."