Recovered car may be linked to Orlando fatal hit-and-run

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol investigators said they recovered a car believed to be linked to a recent hit-and-run crash that killed a Disney employee.

Mahmoud Arabi, 22, died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a Monday morning hit-and-run on International Drive in Orange County.

Troopers said Arabi, an Australian native, was walking on the crosswalk on International Drive and Vineland Road when a driver failed to yield and struck him.

FHP said it found the 1997 Ford four-door they believe was involved in the crash.

The owner is a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.

Arabi's family recently flew in from Australia to take his body back home, and spoke to Eyewitness News.

"Anyone out there, please tell the authorities … please. This killer cannot walk the earth any longer,” said the victim’s mother, Nehed Arabi. "I have come thousands of miles from Australia to Orlando to take my son home in a box."

WFTV tried to see if neighboring businesses had any video of the intersection where the crash happened.

Three businesses had cameras, but they were not pointed in the direction of the crash.

"I’m only wishing and expecting from this country to get some justice for him to rest in peace,” said Radi Arabi, the victim’s father.

Mahmoud had just booked his ticket home for July and his mother was planning to visit Orlando before that in June.

In a statement, Disney said, "On behalf of our Cast Members, we offer our heartfelt condolences to all who knew and loved Mahmoud. We are providing assistance to his family during this difficult time. The Florida Highway Patrol is leading the investigation and we are assisting them in any way we can."

Disney offered the Arabi family $10,000 in financial support.

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