The FBI and the New Mexico office of the Medical Investigator are asking for help identifying a homeless woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in Dona Ana County, New Mexico nearly 10 years ago. It is believed she may have been in the Seattle area at one time.
The woman, who was black and suffered from schizophrenia, spoke English as a second language and may have immigrated from Africa. She used several aliases, including Sonja Rebecka Ihu, Gretchen Saldingo, Gretchen Sundingo, Melanie Rumba, Melanda Votz and Tinkerbell Votz.
She had black hair, brown eyes, weighed about 120 pounds and was about 5′ 1″. She spent time in Flagstaff, Ariz., in July 2001, and may also have been to Canada and the Seattle area.
Her body was found on March 26, 2003 in Dona Ana County.
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Anyone with information is asked to call FBI Special Agent Diana Parker, 505-889-1300.