REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Police are investigating the death of a woman found laying in the road in the 800 block of NE Larch Ave. just after 11 p.m., Friday. When officers responded to the area they discovered the woman was suffering from a gunshot wound. She was rushed to St. Charles Redmond where she was later pronounced dead. Investigators are not releasing her name.
Police are looking for Mario Morataya, a person of interest in the investigation. He was last known to be driving a black 2003 Chevy Silverado pickup, with Hawaii license RYE746. They believe 23-year-old Morataya is enroute to California, and are asking anyone who sees this vehicle to immediately call 911 and do not approach him. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Northeast Larch, between 7th Street and 9th Street, is closed for the investigation. Redmond Police ask that no one attempt to enter the area or try to retrieve a vehicle parked there. They say every effort is being made to process evidence vital to the investigation and reopen the scene as quickly as possible.