Woman found dead along Airport Freeway lived in Watauga
Posted Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 Print Share Buzz up!Reprints
A woman found dead along Airport Freeway in Bedford who was a victim of a hit-and-run driver has been identified as Tonya Page of Watauga, Bedford police said Monday.
Page, married and the mother of two young children, was found on the shoulder of the highway near the Brown Trail overpass early Sunday.
Page, 29, died from blunt force trauma to her head from being run over, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office on Monday.
Bedford police continued their search Monday for the motorist who hit her.
“We are conducting interviews and reviewing crime scene photos,” said Bedford police Lt. Kirk Roberts on Monday.
Before she was seen in the area of the highway, Page had been at a Hurst residence about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Roberts said.
Dispatchers received a report about 2:15 a.m. Sunday of a person lying in the roadway of westbound Airport Freeway.
When officers arrived, they found the woman dead near the Brown Trail overpass.
No identification was found. She was wearing a pair of blue jean shorts over her bathing suit.
Police had information that Page was dropped off near Brown Trail in Bedford.
At 2:08 a.m., a person that matches Page’s description can be seen on a security camera walking south on Brown Trail towards Airport Freeway, police said.
At some point, Page set her purse down on a sidewalk and walked away, according to police, based on the video.
The video shows Page reach a service road and then crossed it before she disappeared from view, police said.
Two young people walked up the purse, picked it up and then walked away, police said.
But police said they still did not know how Page ended up on the highway.
She was hit between 2:08 and 2:15 a.m., police said.
Anyone who may have been at Brown Trail and Airport Freeway in Bedford at that time or with information should call Bedford police at 817-952-2127.
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