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Garner police identify woman found on side of road

Posted February 17, 2009

— Garner police say they have identified a Hispanic woman who was found unconscious on the shoulder of Aversboro Road near Old Scarborough Lane on Tuesday morning. They are waiting for the woman's family to confirm her identity before releasing her name, however.

Investigators also have identified the people who were with the woman at the time of her injury. It was not "a random act of violence," Garner police said Tuesday afternoon.

A passing motorist called police at 3:31 a.m. to alert them that the woman was lying on the side of the road. She had suffered a head injury, and officers said they are not sure what caused it.

Emergency crews took the woman to WakeMed, where she was listed in critical condition Tuesday evening, police said.

The woman was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. She is 5 feet tall, approximately 100 pounds, with shoulder-length, dark brown hair, brown eyes, light skin tone and a green butterfly tattoo on the right side of her stomach.

Anyone who saw the woman or has any information about her being on the road should call police at 919-772-8810.


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  • littlegramma Feb 17, 2009

    no one is really saying they don't care if she's legal or not, but that if she isn't legal, her family or those who know her will be too afraid to come forward to id her. it was not a polical comment, just a statement of fact.

  • moncha2003 Feb 17, 2009

    tikisha.. lets leave the legality status out of this one.. this is a human being who suffered a terrible ordeal and god willing whoever attacked this woman gets caught before someone else gets hurt

  • Adelinthe Feb 17, 2009

    What a terrible story!

    Praying for her, and praying that the authorities catch up with whatever animals may have done this to her.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Garnerwolf1 Feb 17, 2009

    Which means it was a deliberate act of violence??

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  • Garnerwolf1 Feb 17, 2009

    There is a lot about this that is strange. I hope that she recovers. If it was a dump as some suggest, they must have just pushed her out of the car, which may have been lucky for her. They could have carried her 15 feet and put her in some woods where she would not have been seen at 3:30 in the morning. And Lake Benson park is not 1/4 mile from there...

  • voice your opinion Feb 17, 2009

    Unless she's in the country legally, no one will probably identify or visit her. Sad but true.

  • ckblackm Feb 17, 2009

    Hope she recovers ok.

  • mys1983 Feb 17, 2009

    I hope they catch who ever did this

  • Scubagirl Feb 17, 2009

    Sad, hope they find who did this.