We first reported  about this incident just minutes after it happened, and yet three weeks later it’s still a mystery – the King County Sheriff’s Office says they are still seeking witnesses who might know why a 56-year old Burien woman was found lying on SW 152nd in downtown Burien Nov. 6.
Police are still trying to locate anyone that saw what happened to the woman, who suffered a head injury.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6 around 5:30 p.m., police responded to a 911 call at SW 152nd Street near 4th Ave SW to a report of a woman lying in the roadway bleeding from the head. Burien Police arrived and started CPR on the woman when they found she was not breathing.
Witnesses said the woman had just left a pet store nearby and was found a few minutes later lying in the roadway. Police said no one reported hearing tires screeching or an impact but did see a van drive slowly around the woman.
Investigators said the woman may have fallen because she had an injury to the back of her head and there were no other injuries on her body that would be consistent with an impact.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have been in the area that night to call if they think they may have seen the woman.
Police also believe the driver of the van may be a potential witness and are asking them to come forward as well. The van was described as a late 80’s Ford or Chevrolet, possibly gray in color, with an orange or brown stripe down the side (NOTE: this van is NOT a suspect vehicle).
The woman was transported the night of the accident to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. She remains in Harborview and has been upgraded to serious condition.
If you have information please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311; reference case #12-258013.