• Apr 27, 2010
Police in Ypsilanti Township, MI are looking for a burgundy vehicle in connection with a hit-and-run accident that critically injured an 11 year-old boy. This isn't the type of news we typically publish here at Autoblog, but the cops in Ypsi could use some help identifying the one piece of evidence they do have.

Above is an image of fragments of a driver-side headlight cover that was left at the scene of the accident by a mid-size burgundy-colored vehicle. Try as we might to come up with the vehicle that produced such a thing, we've come up decidedly short. Good thing we know a few million of the most knowledgeable enthusiasts on the planet (that's you) to help us come up with the vehicle that matches the evidence. We know it's a long-shot, but if you have a good idea of what vehicle this headlight cover comes from, hit the jump and give us your hypothesis in the comments. Make sure to provide some explanation as to why the headlamp cover might match the vehicle.

[Source: Annarbor.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Apologies if someone has already provided similar data but the FBI Lab has a specialty in this area (as do many state police labs) and is available to all law enforcement for the asking. Our "crowd sourcing" exercise is fun but doesn't really add value. Further apologies if that comes across sounding snippy, it is not intended to do that.
      zapperdude60
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good work guys!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I was thinking it is a early 90s Taurus or Sable Headlight
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't cops have some fancy database like on CSI where they stick the pieces on a scanner, hit a button and voila ! instant ID ?

      ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a mid 90's mercury sable/ford taurus
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is funny to me that people are still making random guesses. We have already matched the serial numbers to a 95-01 Lumina/Monte Carlo. See my previous post.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm surprised they don't have an image recognition database like AFIS for auto parts
        • 4 Years Ago
        thats a really good idea
      • 4 Years Ago
      ~1994 Dodge Caravan?
      • 4 Years Ago
      @samtnx

      lmao how wrong that is...check the previous posts.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haha, after I posted that I figured it was a joke. I was enjoying all the other comments, like "It's for sure a Mustang!" or "It's definitely not American."

        Nice.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh, I know. It was kind of a dig at people still guessing, not reading any of the previous comments.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is just a feeling, I would say Chevy Lumina/monte carlo...
      it has similar clip on top and kinda has the same pattern ..
      here is a photo link to ebay listing of a used oem one
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VISuperSize&item=110316119410
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can't compare it to the Cobra Pace Car photo. The reason he said V6 or GT was to eliminate the Cobras, which had "clear" lenses with no striations like the ones in the suspect photo. The lesser Stangs do have them.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm almost positive this comes from a 95+ Chevrolet Lumina. I can't think of anything else that looks like that.
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