Family pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward

Family pleads for hit-and-run driver to come forward

UPDATE: Portland police now believe the suspect vehicle in this hit-and-run is black in color. They are now looking for a black Honda Accord sedan with hood and windshield damage. Originally, they were looking for a dark green car.

Police also say there is bondo or some other kind of car-repair material on the car, leading them to believe that the car had been previously repaired.


PORTLAND, Ore. – The family of a woman who was killed by a hit-and-run driver pleaded Tuesday night for the driver to come forward.

For two days no one knew the name of the woman hit by a car and left to die on a Northwest Portland street. The woman didn't have a purse or an ID. Her fingerprints weren't in the system and no one immediately reported her missing. On Tuesday, police figured out the woman was 63-year-old Nancy Schoeffler by using her Fred Meyer Rewards card on her key chain.

Schoeffler's family said that late Saturday night she was out for a walk like she loves to do. Police said a dark green Honda Accord sedan hit and killed her on West Burnside and Tichner. The driver took off.

The car was seen up the road at a QFC parking lot. It was badly damaged with a shattered driver's side windshield and a dented hood.

Witnesses said two women in their late 20s in Timbers' gear, who appeared to be drunk, got out arguing.

On Tuesday night, a family friend pleaded for the driver to do the right thing.

"I don't care who you are but you can't live with yourself," she said. "And I can't live with the fact that you have done this to somebody that I know. So you need to turn yourself in because it's not OK. And I don't know how you can live with yourself."

Schoeffler's daughter said she thought her mom was just taking a few days alone but on Tuesday morning, she went to her apartment to check in and found her car and belongings.

She called police to file a missing person's report. At the same time, police called her mom's cell phone.

Schoeffler had two kids and was a caregiver to the elderly.