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Woman killed in dragging identified

Mon., Feb. 9, 2009, 3:15 p.m.

Susette G. Werner, 42, of Spokane, has been identified as the woman killed early Sunday after being dragged for about a mile, police said.

The driver of a teal station wagon may have witnessed her dragging death, and police are asking for that person to contact them.

Police have determined Werner was hit between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Cedar and Carlisle, according to the Spokane Police Department.

Evidence shows Werner was dragged by the suspect vehicle south on Cedar to Northwest Boulevard, west on Northwest Boulevard to Ash and south on Ash to Maxwell, said Spokane police Officer Jennifer DeRuwe. “Werner was found by witnesses in the middle of the street, and then they contacted police.”

Police think Werner lives in the area near where she was hit.

Investigators continue to look for the driver who dragged Werner for about a mile to the North Ash Street intersection, DeRuwe said. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a boxy green, sports utility vehicle or van. The driver was described as a heavy set, tall male wearing a light colored mid-length jacket.

His vehicle was seen in the parking lot at Corky’s Radiator Shop, 1620 N. Ash St., where the suspect talked to the driver of the teal station wagon.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call (509) 242-TIPS.

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