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PORTLAND -- Police on Tuesday identified the woman who was struck by a car and killed in a hit-and-run along W. Burnside Street last weekend.

Medical examiners identified the victim as 63-year-old NancySchoeffler. She lived in the area where she was struck and police said they identified her through a Fred Meyer rewards card on her key chain.

Just after 11 p.m., Saturday she was found lying in the roadway on W Burnside, near SW Tichner Drive, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson of the Portland Police Bureau.

She was wearing dark clothing but carried no identification, police said. She did not appear to be a transient.

The suspect vehicle was described as a black Honda Accord sedan that was somewhere between 5-15 years old. Police said it would likely have damage on the hood and a shattered windshield, possibly on the driver's side.

Investigators also believe there is likely to be 'bondo' or some kind of repair material at the point of impact. The suspect vehicle likely has prior damage from where the paint chips fell off, Simpson said.

The driver left the scene before police arrived and was not found. Investigators said they got information that two women in their mid- to late-20s, with blond hair, short and stocky builds and wearing baseball caps with a Portland Timbers logo on them were seen arguing near the car, which was parked at the QFC at NWBarnes and Miller before the woman was hit.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or may know who the woman was asked to call 9-1-1.

(Correction: Police originally said they thought the suspect vehicle was blue in color, as stated in a previous kgw.com report, then changed the color to black.)


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