The manhunt for the 21-year-old woman accused of running over and killing a mother of three is still ongoing.
Now the mom of Krystal Whipple is publicly reaching out to her daughter, and begging her to turn herself in.As NBC News reports, Whipple is believed to be responsible for the death of mother and grandmother, Ngoc Q. Nguyen.
Nguyen is the owner of the nail shop where Whipple reportedly attempted to flee the salon without paying for her $35 manicure.
According to Las Vegas police, after receiving a manicure from Nguyen’s shop on December 29, she attempted to pay for the service with a stolen credit card. However, when the card was declined, she told Nguyen that she was going to run out to her car to grab some cash.
It was then that Whipple began to flee the scene.
Once Nguyen realized Whipple was attempting to get away without paying for her manicure, she ran after her.
Surveillance footage shows Nguyen jumping on the hood of Whipple’s vehicle before ending up under it and being dragged several feet.
Nguyen passed away as a result of the injuries she sustained. She was 51 years old.
One of Nguyen’s daughter’s told “Good Morning America”:
“Our mom was really loved by the community here. It’s very traumatizing.”
And Whipple, who was driving a stolen black convertible, has been on the run ever since.
Now, Whipple’s mother is making a public plea to her daughter in an attempt to get her to turn herself in.
“You can’t run, baby. You cannot run. You have to come forward, baby.”
She also issued an apology to the victim’s family:
“I am so sorry that you lost your mom and I couldn’t imagine how you feel. And I hope that you find it in your heart to forgive my daughter and my family.”
According to the authorities, the vehicle was reported stolen by a rental company in December. Police have since found the convertible abandoned.
The Las Vegas Police Department took to Twitter to ask the public for their help in tracking Whipple down.
The wrote that “anyone [with] info on her whereabouts is urged to call
#LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or CrimeStoppersNV at 702-385-5555.”
A GoFundMe has been started for the surviving members of Nguyen’s family. So far, over $30,000 has been donated to her daughters and husband.