Dennis Esquibel busted in fatal Laura McDermott hit and run -- but was he the driver?
Original post, 6:38 a.m. September 25: Laura McDermott's ebullient Facebook profile photo pictures her blowing the viewer a kiss.
The image could not present a stronger contrast with her death in a hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning -- one for which no suspects have been arrested or named thus far.
At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, September 23, according to the Denver Police Department, a woman subsequently identified as McDermott, 32, was walking across South Broadway at East Cedar Avenue with her boyfriend when she was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound.
No, the car -- beige or gray four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota, with a missing front passenger-side turn signal and damage to that part of the vehicle due to the collision -- didn't stop. Indeed, friends of McDermott told CBS4 that it didn't even slow down.
The scene of the crime.
McDermott, an esthetician whose boyfriend is said to have been on the cusp of asking her to marry him, was immediately transported to Denver Health, where she was pronounced dead.
Folks with any information about this crime are encouraged to phone Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) or text to 274637 (CRIMES) under the title DMCS. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered.
Look below to see a larger version of McDermott's Facebook profile pic and the CBS4 report.
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