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Man Last Seen With Woman Who Jumped or Was Pushed To Her Death On Freeway Talks To Police
Details are emerging in the case of the mysterious death of a young woman who either jumped or was pushed to her death from a vehicle on the 210 Freeway this week.The victim, identified as 22-year-old Maria Josefina "Josie" Jimenez, was killed Thursday morning on the Foothill Freeway in Sylmar after she was struck by a car, and then run over multiple times by oncoming traffic.
Witnesses say they saw Jiminez emerge from a red car, which sped away after she exited. Now the driver of that car, 26-year-old Ricardo "Rick" Jimenez, has gone to the police in Glendale to turn himself in for questioning, according to City News Service.
One witness said he tried in vain to divert traffic away from the woman's body.
Josie Jimenez, who is married, was reportedly having an affair with Ricky Jimenez, who, despite the same last name, is not her husband, and is of no relation, say authorities.
The pair were seen together that evening at a tattoo parlor. Lt. Paul Vernon of the LAPD says multiple people have recounted seeing Rick berate Josie publicly at the shop that night.
Josie Jimenez' husband reported her missing. Authorities do not believe he had anything to do with her death.
It is unclear what role Rick Jimenez has in Josie Jimenez' death, and he is expected to be questioned by detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Rick knows we want to talk to him over what happened,” Lt. Vernon explained in a news release. “His avoidance raises allot of questions for us."
Additionally, police are still looking for Josie Jimenez' red Toyota, which Rick Jiminez was driving when Josie fell or was pushed onto the freeway.
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