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UPDATE: Benton County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Possible Fatal Hit and Run

ADDITIONAL UPDATE: April 25th, 2024 4:01 PM

By fingerprints, BCSO detectives identified the female as Deborah Rosemary Haikkila, of Albany; she had not been reported missing.

BCSO asks the community to continue to call in tips on black Toyota Corolla Cross and similar vehicles with damage to the front passenger side to 541-753-8477.


ADDITIONAL UPDATE: Benton County Sheriff’s Office Investigates Possible Fatal Hit and Run

CORVALLIS, Ore. – BCSO investigators have identified the victim in this recent incident. The 29-year-old female’s name is being withheld pending contact of next of kin.

Investigators are seeking information on a newer model black Toyota Corolla Cross that may have been involved. The vehicle should have recent front-end passenger-side damage.

Please call 541-753-8477 or email if you have information that may lead detectives to the driver.

April 24, 2024

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is currently investigating a possible hit and run involving a deceased unidentified female estimated to be between 20-40 years old. 

The involved vehicle is currently unknown but could be a black Toyota, unknown model, with potential damage to the front passenger side.

The incident occurred on Highway 20 near Hyak Park, between Albany and Corvallis.

At about 3:00 p.m. today, law enforcement was notified of the deceased female by a local farmer.

Investigators believe the incident took place sometime within the last couple of days.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact BCSO at 541-766-6858 or call their tip line at 541-753-8477(TIPS) to remain anonymous.

Further details will be provided as they become available.


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