Fresno, California – A homeless woman struggling with drug addiction was pushing a shopping cart with her dog when a man killed her in a gruesome hit-and-run.
29-year-old Monique Contreraz and her dog were killed in a hit-and-run and dragged underneath the vehicle for 8 miles last Friday morning.
Contreraz was found dead in a parking lot of a La Quinta Inn, Fox 26 reported.
The driver, 38-year-old Shawn Ginder was arrested and is in critical condition after jumping out of a window of a cabin in Bass Lake.
Fox 26 reported:
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman killed and dragged following a hit-and-run in Fresno Friday morning.
Deputies say the victim was 29-year-old Monique Contreraz who was homeless.
Contreraz officials say was pushing a shopping cart and had a dog on a leash, who was also killed during the crash.
A source who knew the woman says she was struggling with addiction but had hopes to get clean along with her boyfriend, Dennis.
Contreraz was found dead in the parking lot of La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham on Cornelia Ave. near Shaw Ave. and Golden State Ave.
Investigators were able to link the body found to a hit-and-run that had happened about eight miles away from the hotel.
Several law enforcement agencies collaborated to identify and locate the suspected driver accused of dragging the woman’s body for miles after it got stuck underneath the truck following the initial hit-and-run.
The manhunt ended when Madera County Sherriff’s deputies found 38-year-old Shawn Ginder hiding in a cabin in Bass Lake.