Police release name of possible Herndon, Va. Hit And Run Crash Driver

4:48 PM, Aug 1, 2012   |    comments
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HERNDON, Va. (WUSA) -- Police have released new information on a person of interest in the case of a driver who may have struck and left a woman for dead in a Herndon parking lot overnight. 

Police  are looking for Fitsum Abrha Gebretatios,  32, a black male, 5'10", 170 lbs, black hair/eyes. He is the registered owner of the black Toyota Camry which was towed from near the scene, and which may have been involved in the hit and run accident.

The incident took place at midnight August 1, police say, and Gebretatios, identified as the victim's husband,  may have been injured in the accident.

Lt. Ron Thunman, spokesman for the Herndon Police Department, says officers were called to the 600 block of Center Street where a woman's body was found in a parking lot just after midnight. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by medic units.

According to Lt. Thunman, several other vehicles were hit on Center Street by a car a short distance from where the woman's body was discovered. The occupant(s) apparently fled from the scene.  The Toyota Camry that was towed was also involved in a second collision down the street, say police.

Police are still looking for the victim's husband. Police say they found three young children at her home, who were in good health, but that they have been turned over to Child Protective Services.

Police are not releasing the woman's name until they locate her next of kin. 

Investigators are still processing evidence.

Police are asking anyone who has information regarding this incident to call The Herndon Police Department at 703-435-6846.

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