CANTON, Ohio - The Stark County Corner's office has released the name of the victim in the hit-skip investigation. The representative said the woman's name is Heather Smith. The 29-year-old was released from jail Saturday morning.
Rick Walters, who works in the corner's office, said Smith was released at 1:12 a.m. and died sometime around 1:45 a.m.
The Canton Police Department questioned a man about the fatal hit-skip, but said he was released pending charges from the prosecutor's office. Smith's body was discovered around 6 a.m. in the 3800 block of Route 62 eastbound.
Police said they impounded a Chevy Tahoe and are not releasing the name of the man questioned at this time.
Smith was found by a fence line. Police said they believe the vehicle that hit her has damage to the lower part of the bumper on the passenger side. Police did not say if the truck they impounded has the specific damage.
Smith has two addresses, but Walters was not sure which one was current. Walters said her mother passed away recently.
If you have any information about the incident, police ask that you call them at (330) 438-4487 or the traffic bureau at (330) 489-3162.
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