Police: Suspect arrested in fatal Granite City hit-and-run

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 1, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 6:04 AM

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A suspect has been arrested in connection to the hit-and-run death of a woman in Granite City, according to police.

Shari L. Watts, 50, was found dead Saturday morning along the northbound lane of Route 3, half a mile south of Niedringhaus Avenue.

Police received several calls from motorists reporting a body along the roadway around 7 a.m. Authorities say they believe the woman was hit several hours before she was discovered.

Watts, an East Alton resident, is believed to have been in the Brooklyn, Ill. area around 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police say she may have been seeking a ride home at the time.

Authorities confirm they have a suspect in custody and a vehicle impounded, but have released no further information.The case will be presented to the Madison County State’s Attorney on Monday for possible charges.

Anyone with further information relating to the case is asked to call Granite City Police at 618-877-6111.

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