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Senior Citizen Left To Die On Road Identified

Wanda McGlover, 68, was identified as the woman left for dead Friday on Brookridge Lane in an area of Winchester known as French Valley.

The identity of a woman left dying Friday on a French Valley roadside was confirmed by authorities today.

A Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's Office employee confirmed that Wanda McGlover, 68, of Winchester, was the woman found Friday on Brookridge Lane.

McGlover was located by family members after she did not return from her usual morning walk, according California Highway Patrol officer Nathan Baer.

Brookridge Lane is off of Washington Street near a park and housing tracts, in an area of Winchester known as French Valley.

The woman was seriously injured and initial evidence was consistent with her being struck by a vehicle, according to a statement released Friday by Baer.

McGlover was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta, where she was pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m. Friday, according to a coroner's report.

As of Friday, CHP was investigating the death as a felony hit and run.

Patch readers described McGlover as an African American woman often spotted walking in the area wearing brightly-colored dresses and hats.

An article published by the The Press-Enterprise stated she was a foster parent to three boys.

She may have been on her cellphone with her daughter at the time the fatal incident occurred, The Press-Enterprise reported.

An outcome of the investigation into her death was still pending as of Tuesday morning, according to the coroner office and CHP officials.

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation was asked to call the Temecula Area CHP office at 951-506-2000.

Daniel Woolfolk September 25, 2012 at 07:26 PM
That is awful! I hope they find the person responsible.
Anthony Scira September 25, 2012 at 07:37 PM
How could someone do that, I could not leave an animal on the side of the road let alone a human being.
THE REAL Anita Drink September 25, 2012 at 09:04 PM
This was not a hit and run. It was murder. Read this Press-Enterprise article as her daughter describes the attack: http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20120924-french-valley-woman-was-on-phone-when-fatally-injured.ece
Shary Carter September 25, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Yes, she was a foster mom to three boys and was a vibrant happy woman. Wanda, her son and the boys came out to our ranch last month to look into volunteering, the youngest said it was an answer to his prayers to work with animals...
Bob September 26, 2012 at 02:11 AM
I live in the housing tracts of French Valley. This is the 3rd incident this year that I am aware of in which a woman walking alone has been attacked in the French Valley area during the day time. To quote Sheriff Sniff earlier this year, "Deputies in French Valley have Vaporized" in remarks about how unincorporated area deputies are being removed from patrol to fill in contract vacancies in the contract cities due to the Board of Supervisors hiring freeze. Every one in French Valley should be making calls and knocking on the doors of the the Southwest Sheriff station Commander, Sheriff Sniff's office and that idiot Mr. Stone who represents us on the Board of Supervisors. My sincerest condolences to the family.
Mr. Temecula September 26, 2012 at 03:25 AM
An eye for an eye! "In what appears to be an eerie coincidence, McGlover was the driver in a fatal crash Aug. 7. CHP officials said she was driving on Interstate 215 in Perris when she struck and killed a man who stepped onto the freeway and into the path of her SUV." http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20120924-french-valley-woman-was-on-phone-when-fatally-injured.ece
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Of course its murder. Bring up all links, and also the one where Mrs. Wanda struck a man walking out onto the 215 freeway in August, and he died. Its called an eye for an eye and I know the police have put this connection together. Also if it was a man in the nieghborhood assaulting women, or running them over with cars they would have put out a flier and told people to be aware. At this point there is no neighborhood suspect they are looking for Anita :/ This was premeditated murder.
Alison Heidman September 26, 2012 at 04:58 AM
I just got home and there is a news van out there. I dont know what chanel. Ms Wanda and her family are my next door neighbors and as of sunday they didnt have any different info then we do.
V.W.D.S. September 26, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Be aware that news vans typically have 'listening devices' that pick up conversations even yards away. It would behoove the family and friends to know that any conversation may be heard and perhaps reported without their consent in a way that is legal.
Shan Polen September 26, 2012 at 06:18 AM
EYE FOR AN EYE MY ASS!!! THATS RIGHT,READ THE ARTICLE FROM LAST YEAR! DID SHE DO A HIT AND RUN???DID SHE LEAVE HIM DEAD IN THE STREET LIKE A DOG ABANDONED AFTER LOSING A WAGED DOG FIGHT???NO CLOSURE TO THE FAMILY,STILL BEGGING FOR A CONFESSION THEY WILL NEVER GET???WHEN WILL PEOPLE UNDERSTAND REVENGE IS NOT IN THE POWER OF THEIR OWN HANDS???CMON FOLKS.RIGHT IS RIGHT,& WRONG IS WHEN U PURPOSELY DONT DO RIGHT.SOMEDAY (SOON) EVERYTHING WILL BE MADE RIGHT AGAIN...MY PRAYERS I SEND 2 BOTH FAMILIES FOR SUCH TRAGIC DEATHS.
THE REAL Anita Drink September 26, 2012 at 06:51 AM
A law firm is on it... http://www.theseegmillerlawfirm.com/blog/personal-injury/marvin-brooks-pedestrian-accident/ She killed (accident!) Marvin Brooks on August 8th. http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/perris/perris-headlines-index/20120808-perris-man-killed-on-i-215-is-idd.ece Her daughter also posted a YouTube video of her mother. She was a very talented seamstress and business owner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqLapiXT-oI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Shan? Whos family is waiting for an applogy? Cetainly not the man that Ms. Wanda hit back the first week of August; He walked out in front of her van in the frreewat traffic lane and he was hit. At this pont evreyone needs to stay in the house ahd wait for the police to contact the them
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 03:11 PM
This is the lawfirm that the mans family is using to sue Ms. Wanda for wrongful death I presume? Geesh and I bet they are very angry there is no one to sue.
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Wow, man out watering Center Divider at 9pm at night on the 215>? Why in the world?
V.W.D.S. September 26, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I think its pure speculation that the two are connected, Those speculating are only trying to make sense out of the senseless. May her family find peace someday. I know their grief will take many many years to heal if ever. True justice and peace comes from knowing Ms. Wanda is in the Hands of the Lord and embraced by His love and no longer a part of this sometimes hellful life we live daily. But i can bet she is shining brightly and joyfully in Heaven. To the family - hold on to each other and don't let the ugly take over your souls. Ms. Wanda appeared to be a joyful woman who embraced life and love with passion, carry her light, even in your hours of darkness.
V.W.D.S. September 26, 2012 at 03:44 PM
This attorney has not been retained by anyone. He is capitalizing on the article and advertising his services for 'wrongful death' if anything - this is very distasteful.
LS September 26, 2012 at 03:49 PM
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/09/25/family-searches-for-answers-after-finding-mother-dying-in-a-ditch/
THE REAL Anita Drink September 26, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Wait... what, Brenda? I totally missed the part about Marvin watering on the freeway divider!!! Like with a hose or was he urinating or what? Post a link please as this sounds very strange indeed!
JJ Mclure September 26, 2012 at 04:36 PM
must have thought he was in Mexico
THE REAL Anita Drink September 26, 2012 at 05:54 PM
A pretty crappy ambulance chasing firm jumping on the bandwagon.
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Yes it is Daniel, and there is a whole of Temecula that are praying the persons involved are caught FAST. This is the sickest of crimes. I am hoping someone starts a reward fund. Someone will always squeel.
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Omgod. He put that up there that fast and he was not, has not been on any case? That is getting as sick as the murder of Ms. Wanda, and the accidental hitting of the guy walking on the freeway. DUDE TAKE DOWN your ambulance chasing ADD, that shows no taste whatsoever. Especially with no case, the man she hit accidently was watering the middle divider and stepped out on the freeway lane in front of her.
Brenda September 26, 2012 at 07:59 PM
In this article LS posted it says something different::::::: "The CHP reported the pedestrian jumped in front of her path, possibly to commit suicide. “I really hope there is not a correlation to that. It never really crossed my mind,” her son said. The CHP is investigating McGlover’s death as a possible hit and run. And her son believes someone knows what happened. “Please turn yourself in, because you cannot get to where she is right now with this on your conscience,” McGlover’s son said." Anita, it will take me a few to find it as I have read all the articles from here and PE, and then the links thrown in. I think it was PE however.
maria September 29, 2012 at 05:37 PM
To me it sounds like revenge from the other person friends or family that was hit by her. I hope who ever did this to Wanda will turn themself in.
maria September 29, 2012 at 05:39 PM
To me it sounds like revenge from the other persons friends or family that was it by her. I hope by the grace of God who ever did this will turn themself in.

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