Oklahoma City police investigating death of woman hit by car as homicide

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Seen on KFOR.com: <a>http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-news-woman-dies-driver-leaves-story,0,63769.story</a> A metro woman has died after being struck by a car Friday morning. It happened in the area of Northwest 9th and Indiana. Residents say it's an area plagued by prostitution and now death. Yvonne Neal and her neighbors woke up Friday morning and found a crime scene just outside their front door. Police say the victim, 38-year-old Anna Roberta Lara, and her friend were both hit; however, her friend's injuries were not life threatening. Police believe the woman who died knew the driver of the car that hit her. Lt. Greg Johnston, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, says, "The victim and the suspect had been together early in the evening in his vehicle." Police say the two had argued when the victim got out of the car and began walking along the street with a friend. Johnston says, "The suspect reappeared in his vehicle and intentionally ran the victim and her friend over." Neighbors say traffic is always flying by on that road. They say it's not just speeding cars, but those looking for trouble. Neal says, "There are times when I would be in my house or on my porch and you would see gun shots and people just shooting at each other and then they just take off." Melissa Sanchez also lives on that street. She says, "This street is very busy with a lot of drugs and prostitution going on." Police aren't saying whether the victim was involved in prostitution or if she simply lives in that area. As for the driver of the car police are still searching for him and the car. They say he is a hispanic male, in his twenties with sever acne. He either has a shaved head or very short hair with a short pony-tail. The car is a dark blue, four-door car; however, police do not know the make or model. Police ask anyone with information to call <a>405-297-1200</a>
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unsolved

Oklahoma City , OK
US
Coordinates: 35° 28' 39.8244" N, 97° 32' 27.888" W
Best Known Time of Event: 
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 5:00am
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