State Police are looking for a Winthrop woman on charges she ran down a Revere man this past Dec. 31, then fled.
Milena Johana Henao Giraldo, also known as Milena Henao, allegedly smashed into George Azarian, 61, as he tried to cross Ocean Avenue at Shirley Avenue, then just kept driving.
At one point, investigators actually were in the same room with the woman, but at that point they did not realize she was the alleged driver.
According to Suffolk County DA Dan Conley, the accident was caught on tape by a city surveillance camera, but officials could not determine its plate number:
"Where high technology failed, old-fashioned detective work carried the day," Conley said. "For weeks on end, State Police detectives canvassed three cities and towns to find this vehicle and its driver." On Feb. 7, detectives arrived at the home of a Winthrop woman who had such a vehicle registered in her name. They spoke to the woman's daughter, who said that the car was at an East Boston garage having its speedometer repaired. Giraldo, a friend of the daughter, was present at the time of the interview."
After the interview, however, Giraldo took a cab to the garage, picked up the car and fled. Officials say the car was really Giraldo's, but that her friend's mother had registered the car to help the young woman save on insurance.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the State Police Suffolk County Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.