On Tuesday, Dec. 4 Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the corner of Machias and Dubuque Roads where a woman’s body was discovered at approximately 5:15 p.m.
The body appeared to have been struck by a car.
The next day, the Sheriff’s Office found the vehicle assumed to have been involved in the accident.
“The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has identified the vehicle that may have been involved in a fatal hit and run accident. The vehicle has been taken into evidence for processing,” Shari Ireton, Director of Communications said in a press release.
She explained that deputies learned about the hit and run after making a welfare check to a residence at the 12700 block of 18th St. SE in Lake Stevens on Tuesday evening where a domestic disturbance had been reported.
“In the process of interviewing the residents of the house, deputies were led to a vehicle which had suspicious marks indicating it may have been used in a pedestrian hit and run,” Ireton said.
The victim has been identified as 53-year-old Kay Hyde Donohue from Lake Stevens.
As detectives continue with their investigation they are asking for the public’s assistance.
“Detectives would like to know more about Donohue’s activities on the evening prior to or morning of the fatal accident. Also, anyone who may have seen Donohue on S. Machias Rd. that morning is encouraged to contact detectives,” Ireton said.
Donohue had been walking northbound on the east side of the road. She was wearing a red winter coat and red baseball cap.
As of yet, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office at 425-388-3845.