On August 14, 2024, the Chelan County Coroner’s Office identified the victim in this case as 70 year old Eduardo Santiago (See above photo). Mr. Santiago was known to frequent the area of Locomotive Park in Wenatchee. The Coroner’s office is also asking for the public’s help in identifying any relatives of Mr. Santiago. If anyone has any information that would assist in notifying Mr. Santiago’s next of kin please contact the Coroners’ office at 509-667-6431.
Sheriff Mike Morrison reports on August 10 2023 at approximately 0017 hours, a 70 year old male was found deceased in the roadway of Malaga Alcoa Highway near Stemilt Creek Road. Deputies from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Wenatchee Police Department responded to the area.
During the preliminary investigation, information was obtained from a witness indicating the deceased had been struck by a vehicle. After the vehicle struck the victim, the driver fled the area, north bound towards Wenatchee. The witness stated the suspect vehicle is possibly a 2010 or newer blue Honda. Damage to the vehicle may be on the passenger side.
The victim’s identity is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.
The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance to identify the suspect vehicle and driver. If you have any information into the incident, please contact Deputy Mathena via the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 509-667-6845.