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UPDATE: Hit and run victim identified

Posted: Updated: Jan 30, 2013 11:05 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The body of a woman found after a hit and run has been identified. It all happened on the 1800 Block of Martin Luther King Junior Drive in South Monroe. Police say the body of 49-year-old Althea Thomas was found Tuesday night. Investigators say there were no reported witnesses to this hit and run. As of Wednesday night, detectives are asking anyone with information on this crime to give them a call.

"There were a couple of passersby, who did find the person, who did provide police their statements, but they did not see what happened," Sgt. Mark Johnson said. "At this point, we're still working the investigation as a hit and run."

Monroe police say you are urged to call with any information about this crime. That number is (318) 329-2600.

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