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CHP asking for public's help in identifying woman killed in hit-and-run

Posted at 10:50 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 13:50:15-04

DELHI, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who was killed in a hit-and-run Saturday.

According to CHP, around 1:06 p.m. on April 13, the Merced Communications Center received a call about a possible deceased woman on the shoulder of southbound SR-99, south of South Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unknown woman was face down. CHP says she was pronounced dead at the scene by Riggs paramedics.

At the time, the Merced County Forensics Pathologist was unable to confirm if the woman had been the victim of a hit and run.

On April 15, an autopsy was conducted and determined that the woman had been involved in a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

The Merced County Coroner's Office has not been able to identify the woman. She is described to be between the ages of 20 and 40, with a tattoo of ballerina shoes on her lower right ankle and a tattoo of a mermaid holding a child across covering her back area.

Anyone with information leading to the identification of the woman is asked to contact the Merced County Coroner's Office at (209) 385-7369.