PORTLAND -- Ashley Chavez, the suspect in the fatal hit-and-run March 31 on West Burnside, has been extradited from Washington state and has arrived at the Multnomah County jail.
She faces her first Oregon court appearance on Wednesday.
U.S. Marshals arrested Chavez, 23, as she was leaving a Bellingham restaurant last week.
She was jailed on accusations of second-degree manslaughter, failure to perform the duties of a driver, tampering with physical evidence, and DUII.
The victim, Nancy Schoeffler, was found lying in the road on West Burnside at 11:20 p.m. on March 31, 2012. She was deceased when medical crews arrived.
Investigators said she was the victim of a hit-and-run and tips eventually led them to Chavez and her car.
It's definitely satisfying for investigators to have Ashley Chavez back in our custody, in our jail, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau. It really moves the case to the next phase of investigation. It moves into the more prosecution phase so the district attorney's office can begin to meet with her attorneys and we can talk about what this case will mean in the end.
Three others have also already been arrested in the case.
Chavez' boyfriend Christopher Michael Rhea has been accused of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. He was with Chavez in Bellingham and arrested June 6 at his Lake Oswego home.
Angela Kap Collins was the passenger in the car, police said. She was arrested on Memorial Day on accusations of hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. Police said the car involved in the hit-and-run was found on Collins' property near Corbett.
Chavez' brother Josh Chavez, 24, was arrested at this Sherwood home on June 5. He was accused of hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence. Police believe he helped cover up the hit-and-run and the vehicle involved.