On its Facebook page, the Wharton Police Department released a post of a vehicle that mirrors one that was involved in a hit and run death a few days ago.
The Facebook post on Friday, Jan. 3, read as follows: “The Wharton Police Department needs your help in locating the possible suspect vehicle, a 2005 to 2007 dark-colored Dodge Charger, that was involved in the auto-pedestrian fatality reported to us Christmas Eve 2019.”
Following their investigation on US 59 near Wharton Regional Airport, Wharton police investigators determined a motorist driving a Dodge Charger was involved.
“It is believed to have been traveling southbound near Wharton Regional Airport when it collided with Marisol Medelez, and as such, the vehicle most likely sustained front-end damage,” the Wharton PD Facebook page explained.
It took Wharton police less than a week to identify Medelez as the victim after her lifeless body was reported and then found in a median on US 59.
“We do believe that Medelez was walking on Highway 59/69 and that the accident that caused her death occurred where she was discovered,” WPD said in a previous press release. “As our department continues to investigate this incident, we ask for the public to provide any information they may have related to this case to our department at 979 532-3131 or via the P3 app #anonymously.”
Det. Ariel Soltura said investigators believe the victim was struck by a Chrysler 300, which would show “signs of front end impact.”
Wharton PD released a sample image of the vehicle and explained it’s not the actual vehicle involved.