Wilsonville death investigation focus narrows to hit-and-run
Investigators examining the death of Hubbard resident Kristi Dumont, which occurred in Wilsonville early Sunday, July 12, morning, believe Dumont may have been the victim of a hit-and-run, according to a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office press release. Due to this determination, they are narrowing the investigation's focus.
Dumont was reported to have endured blunt-force trauma to multiple parts of her body, was alive when the police received the initial phone call and died at a local hospital. Police initially were investigating whether the case was a homicide.
Wilsonville Police Chief Rob Wurpes said an autopsy allowed police to rule out other kinds of causes of death and provided hints that a hit-and-run took place, though he declined to provide more specifics. He also said interviews with friends of Dumont's in the area assisted the investigation.
"Those two things led to narrowing our focus of what we're looking at," Wurpes said.
Now, the sheriff's office is asking the public if they saw any suspicious vehicle activity between 10 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 12, near the area of Southwest Town Center Loop West and Wilsonville Road.
"The one thing that's so helpful in these cases is when someone tells us something (like) 'I saw this car speeding through the area.' You don't think much about it but maybe that's the one thing that turns the case," Wurpes said.
To provide a tip, call 503-723-4949 or use the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip and reference case number 20-014489.
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