Wharton police seek for information in connection to woman found dead near airport

The woman has been identified but law enforcement officials are unable to release the name until next of kin is notified
On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, on or about 7:34 a.m. the Wharton Police Department received a call referencing what appeared to be a body in the median of US Hwy 59 near Wharton Regional Airport.
Upon officers arrival, they observed the body of a deceased female that appeared to have been struck by a motorist that left the scene.
The Wharton Police Department is currently investigating this incident and we’ll update the public with any new information as we receive it.
If you have any information that pertains to this auto-pedestrian accident, please call Detective Donna Guanajuato directly at 979 532-3131 or East Wharton County Crime Stoppers directly at 979 282-TIPS.
You may also use the P3 App #anonymously via your smartphone device.
#Note: Information that leads to the successful capture and prosecution of the person(s) who fled the scene may earn the anonymous tipster a CASH REWARD.