A husband and wife trucking team thought that they were helping a broken down motorist early this morning — but instead they discovered a homicide victim in the road.
Good Samaritan Truckers Spot Suspicious Scene
The incident took place on I-90 about 20 miles west of Ritzville, Washington, around 2:40 a.m. Driver Brian Stephens says he was traveling in his truck with his wife when they noticed a car broken down on the side of the road. The wife noticed someone lying on the ground near the car and a man near the driver’s side door.
After discussing it, they decided to turn around to see if they could help and called 911. After they had turned around, they saw a man and a little girl walking alongside the interstate away from the car.
Driver Spots Homicide Victim Lying In Road
Stephens said he pulled his truck right behind the car and while he was still on the phone with 911 dispatchers, he saw the body of a naked woman who had been stabbed with a screwdriver lying in the road. She had suffered multiple puncture wounds. The passenger side window of the car was broken.
After police arrived on the scene and heard about the man and the little girl, they sped away and soon apprehended 33-year-old Manuel Argomaniz-Camargo. On scene reports say that the three year old child who was with him ran towards troopers when they arrived on scene.
The victim was the child’s mother and Argomaniz-Camargo was her father.
I-90 westbound was closed for several hours while police conducted a homicide investigation.
Detectives from WSP and Adams County on scene investigating early morning homicide on I90MP201. Roadway still closed pic.twitter.com/ovZ0L9uxCx
— Trooper Sevigney (@wspd4pio) March 1, 2016