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Norwalk Hit-Run Victim Known to Walk in Road

NORWALK, Conn. – A hit-and-run victim found dead in Rowayton on Wednesday morning was identified as Alice Goldfarb, 51, of 14 Thomes St., Rowayton. Police said Goldfarb was known to sit and kneel in the road.

Police received a call at 4:58 a.m. from a motorist reporting a body on Hunt Street near Steepletop Place. Police found a woman who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Police suspect that Goldfarb was kneeling in the road when she was struck. Chief Harry Rilling said the driver may not have known that a person had been hit. She was found at the crest of a hill in a dark area. At noon, police had identified a vehicle suspected of being involved.

Rilling said police and medical personnel have had dealings with Goldfarb in the past. She has been found many times walking, sitting and kneeling in the road, he said. "We have expressed concern, and the family has expressed concern," Rilling said.

Rilling said Goldfarb's roommate heard her go out at 3:15 a.m. It was not unusual for her to be out on the street at that time of night.

Rilling urged anyone who suspects they may have hit Goldfarb to come forward. Police have gathered evidence at the scene, which they are investigating.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Norwalk Police via the tipline at (203) 854-3111 or leave an anonymous tip online . Anonymous text tips can be submitted by typing "NPD" into the text field, followed by the message, and sending it to CRIMES (274637).

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