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Police investigate an accident at Forty-sixth ond Yuma streets N.W.
grease pan revealed pieces of glass which were identified as being from the victim’s eye glasses. Identification was made by the oculist who had prescribed them and by the opticians who had ground and fitted them. The driver of the car pleaded guilty to man slaughter and went to jail. The body of a woman, ob viously a hit-run victim, was found on a newly paved, un lighted stretch of Eighteenth street N.E. There werejio eye witnesses. About 60 feet from the body the investigators found a tiny sliver of metal. Lt. Liverman recognized it as part of an auto’s decorative molding, and it appeared to have been wrenched off re cently. Checking with auto dealers he learned that it came from a certain make car of a certain year and that it came from the right side, be tween the doors. A police lookout was sent out for that type of car, with that piece missing. The investigators also felt that the culprit probably lived hi the neighborhood, since he knew enough to route himself over the new street. So they checked through the license book, page by page, for cars of the particular make, espe cially singling out those cars belonging to people living in the vicinity of the. accident. An investigator went out to look at each of those cars. One of the suspects wasn’t at home. Nor, said his wife, was his car. The police were about to go back again when the suspect, accompanied by his lawyer, came in and gave him self up. He pleaded guilty to leaving after colliding. “In a murder case,’’ says Lt. Liverman, "you look for the motive first. That narrows the field of suspects. In a hit-and-run case there is no motive—the driver could be anybody.” The department's tow truck removes one of the cars, to be held by police until the owner arranges for its repair One of the five persons injured is lifted into an ambulance, which was summoned by police radio. Star Staff Photot by Gene Abbott.