WARREN, Mich. (FOX 2) - Police in Warren believe they've identified a driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run on Schoenherr earlier this month.
Police said Wednesday they've issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Valerie Ann Bostle, a 36-year-old woman from St. Clair Shores. She's wanted for various charges of homicide-manslaughter, and for failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
The accident happened on June 5 on Schoenherr near Julius Street. A 55-year-old man was hit by someone in a red Chevy Impala around 10 p.m. Authorities initially believed the driver may had been in a red Chrysler Sebring.
Detectives say Bostle was driving the Impala, and that the man's body was dragged for nearly a mile before coming to a rest in the roadway at Doyle Avenue. The victim has been identified as Peter Chisolm. His shoe, belt and watch were all left on the road as he was dragged.
"His body was under the undercarriage of the vehicle and became loose after a mile. So she never stopped once," said Warren Police Chief Bill Dwyer.
He died from his injuries.
Meanwhile, police said Bostle sold the car to an acquantance and used the money to get out of town. Dwyer said she then died her hair and changed her appearance before getting on a bus with her three-year-old daughter and heading for Atlanta, Georgia.
Dwyer said they believe that Bostle knew what she had done.
"We have a lot of surveillance tapes," said Dwyer. "I mean it's senseless it doesn't make sense that she would not stop."
Bostle is being charged with a three count felony warrant. The most serious being homicide manslaughter with a motor vehicle - a 15-year felony.
Police are working with the U. S. Marshals Service to locate the mother and her child. If you have information on her location, CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward - just call 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
"It's to her benefit and to her three-year old daughter benefit if she turns herself in because the US Marshals Service is going to arrest her," Dwyer said.
Anyone with information on the location of Valeria Bostle is asked to contact the Warren Police Department at (586-574-4877).