FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A hit-and-run suspect accused of killing an 81-year-old woman in Fairfield has been tracked down in Texas.
Araceli Marin, 26, was arrested Tuesday. Marin is accused of hitting Namie Stewart in October and fleeing the scene.READ MORE: Disguised On DoorDash? Several Chain Restaurants Marketing Food Under Different Names
Investigators say “strong leads” led them to El Paso, Texas, where they found Marin and her damaged car. Marin is facing several charges including manslaughter, hit and run resulting in death, concealing evidence and driving on a suspended license.READ MORE: Turkey Shatters Window, Breaks Into Fair Oaks Dentist's Office During Patient Appointments
Stewart was a grandmother known for her infectious smile and big personality. Originally from Korea, Stewart moved to Fairfield in 1963. Her husband worked at Travis Air Force Base, her family says.MORE NEWS: Stanislaus County Sheriff Says State Bureaucracy Is Slowing Down Vaccine Distribution