Witnesses to Hit and Run Fatality Encouraged to Contact Police

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StabbingsOn June 9, 2012, at approximately 9:51 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of Anaheim Street and Linden Avenue, which resulted in the death of an adult female.

When officers arrived, they discovered the victim laying in the roadway on Anaheim Street. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital with serious injuries. The victim was later pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound on Anaheim Street when it struck the victim. At the time, the victim was in the #2 lane attempting to cross northbound Anaheim Street on the west side of Linden Avenue. The suspect vehicle stopped near the victim and both driver and passenger were seen getting out of the vehicle momentarily, and walking up to the victim before getting back in and driving westbound on Anaheim Street.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black, 4-door Honda, unknown model, which likely sustained moderate to major front-end damage, as well as a broken headlight. The driver was described as a male Hispanic in his mid 20’s, wearing a white t-shirt. The passenger was described as a female Hispanic with shoulder length hair.

The victim, whose identity is being withheld until next of kin can be notified, was a 51-year-old resident of San Pedro.

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone seeing a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description is strongly encouraged to call Accident Investigation Detective Brian Watt at (562) 570-7355. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.

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