UPDATE: (1/5 at 9:30 a.m.)
Milwaukee Police say prosecutors have recently charged Manuel Salazar-Gutierrez in connection with the crash that killed a woman who was walking her dogs Christmas Eve.
Salazar-Gutierrez is charged with second-degree reckless homicide, as well as hit-and-run resulting in death. If convicted, he faces up to 50 years in prison.
UPDATE: (1/3 at 10:30 a.m.)
Milwaukee Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a person of interest regarding the fatal crash that occurred on December 24, 2019, at 8:15 p.m., on the 2500 block of South Howell Ave.
The person of interest has been identified as Manuel Salazar-Gutierrez, he is a Hispanic male, birthdate of 12-30-1975.
He is 6’01, 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
He has several tattoos including “Zacateca” across his abdomen.
If anyone has any information on this individual or his whereabouts call Milwaukee Police at 414-935-7360 or call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS where you could possibly receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Milwaukee police have made a break in the investigation into a deadly hit-and-run on Christmas Eve.
The department says that officers have recovered the vehicle that killed 36-year-old Jamie “James” Hanson when it jumped the sidewalk near Howell and Dover and hit Hanson while she was out walking her two dogs.
Police had earlier said the vehicle used in the incident was believed to be a dark-colored 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty.
Despite the discovery of the vehicle, no arrests have been made in the case.
Tips can be made by calling the Milwaukee Police Department at 414-935-7360 or Milwaukee Crimestoppers at 414-224-TIPS.
A memorial event is being held for Hanson at Milwaukee Brat House, where she worked, on Monday, December 30, 2019.
More information about that event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2002659293210790/
A Go-Fund-Me page has also been started to help raise money for funeral costs.
A link to that fundraiser can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/james-hanson-memorial