The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is investigating the dragging death of 16-year-old Rosaura L. Oquendo.

It happened Sunday night at 10:30PM on West 81st Street.

First District zone cars responded for a female dragged by a vehicle. Once on scene, officers located the unresponsive victim. EMS was notified, responded to the scene and conveyed the victim to MetroHealth Medical Center where she expired from her injuries. 

The preliminary investigation reveals that Oquendo and the suspect were involved in an argument. The suspect was operating a maroon Jeep and Oquendo was standing outside of the suspect’s vehicle on the driver’s side. During the argument, the suspect pulled off dragging the Oquendo down the street. She fell from the vehicle striking the pavement and the suspect fled the scene without stopping. 

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An 18-year-old man was driving a Maroon Jeep, vanity license plate “TPASLY.” At approximately 7:24AM Monday morning, the suspect vehicle was located unoccupied in the 1400 block of W. 77th Street. The vehicle was towed to a secure police lot.

The suspect remains on the loose.

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Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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