Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 18th, 2008 at 12:06 pm
Jessica Osborne, the woman who was hit by a man driving a car and left for dead near the intersection of Albina and Rosa Parks Way in North Portland on April 3rd, has re-entered the hospital and the car of the suspect might have been found.
According to her friend Amy Wolf, Osborne was admitted to Emanuel Legacy hospital on Tuesday to have her spleen removed. She remains hospitalized and is recovering from the surgery.
Also, according to Wolf and other sources, the police might have found the car that was involved in the collision.
Wolf says a friend of Osborne’s tipped off the police when they saw a car that matched the description. It turned out that the police had already found the car in a tow lot and they were looking it over for evidence.
I called Portland Police Bureau spokesperson Brian Schmautz to confirm the information and he said they do not comment on ongoing investigations.
I assume in situations where the suspect is still at-large, the police are hesitant to release information about an investigation until they’ve found and arrested the perpetrator. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the car leads to someone soon.