Hit-and-run suspect added to state ‘Most Wanted’ list

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A man being sought in the hit-and-run death a Knoxville woman in early April has been placed on the TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List.

Juan Francisco, 54, is being sought by the TBI and Knoxville Police Department on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Debbie Burgess, 52, was struck and killed by Francisco’s vehicle just outside of Custom Foods of America in the 3600 block of Pleasant Ridge Road on April 8 around 3:45 a.m., according to Knoxville Police.

A reward of $2,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of Francisco.   

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