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Witness in Trickler hit and run located

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Published on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 by BY PAM STEVENS | MANAGING EDITOR

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It’s been over a year since 15-year-old Heather Trickler was killed while walking on the Highway 2 trestle.
Trickler was walking with another individual from Everett to her father’s home in Lake Stevens when a driver in a 1995 Chevrolet Astro Van hit her and fled the scene.

For over a year, Trickler’s family has been looking for the van and also the young man who was walking with her at the time of the accident.

The young man apparently knocked on the door of a home on Home Acres Road on Ebey Island and told the man inside, “my homegirl’s been hit.” He then asked for a ride to the Everett Transit Center.

On May 27, Marquise Trevonne Brubaux-Banks was interviewed as the witness in case.
“Marquise Trevonne Brubaux-Banks is a possible witness,” Washington State Trooper Keith Leary said. “He was contacted and interviewed at the King County Juvenile Center where he cooperated with detectives.”
Brubaux-Banks described meeting Trickler at Westlake Mall in Seattle earlier that same day.

“He didn’t know her prior to this meeting,” Leary said. “He rode a bus back to Everett with her and they were unable to arrange a ride to Lake Stevens and decided to walk to her father’s house on the trestle.”
Brubaux-Banks wasn’t able to give detectives a description of the vehicle but WSP is still looking for the van.
“We are also still looking for the vehicle or operator,” Leary said.

The Washington State Patrol would like any information on the case and will accept anonymous tips and phone calls.

 If you have any information please contact Detective Craig Cardinal at 360-658-2588.
You can also contact Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound who will pay up to $1,000 for information to help find the person responsible for Heather Trickler’s death. Call 800-222-TIPS to leave a confidential tip.

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