UPDATE: Woman Left For Dead On Roadside Killed Pedestrian Last Month, Police Say

Wanda McGlover of Winchester, 68, was found Sept. 21 dying on the road by family members after she did not return from her usual morning walk, according to investigators. CHP has confirmed she struck and killed a pedestrian last month.

9/27 UPDATE: The Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced today it is the lead agency on this case, but is being assisted by the California Highway Patrol. The sheriff's Central Homicide Unit is conducting an investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Gary Bowen at (951 )955-2777. Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip at the Sheriff's Homicide Tipline.

9/27 ORIGINAL POST: A Winchester woman left for dead by the road in French Valley was assaulted by someone, rather than struck by a hit-and-run driver, her family alleged Wednesday.

The allegation comes as a California Highway Patrol spokesman confirmed that the woman hit and killed a pedestrian last month.

Wanda McGlover of Winchester, 68, was found Sept. 21 on Brookridge Lane by family members after she did not return from her usual morning walk, according to investigators.

Brookridge Lane is off Washington Street near a park and housing tracts, in an unicorporated area of Winchester known as French Valley.

She suffered severe head trauma and died later at Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta.

Initial reports from CHP stated that McGlover's injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle but on Wednesday her family released information that the victim had been on the phone with her youngest daughter when an attack occurred.

According to a news release issued by the family, the youngest daughter heard someone grab her mother's cell phone as they spoke and McGlover screamed her daughter's name.

The family has called a news conference to discuss the case and to ask for the public's help in tracking down whomever mortally injured McGlover.

The daughter reportedly called her sister and brother -- with whom McGlover lived -- and also tried to call Temecula deputies but got an automated response.

A family member held McGlover's hand until medics arrived.

The family contends McGlover died of cardiac arrest, brought on by the trauma to her head.

Investigation Continues

Patch confirmed Wednesday with CHP that McGlover was involved in a fatal pedestrian accident the evening of Aug. 7 on Interstate 215 in Perris.

A 46-year-old Perris man was walking on the right shoulder of the southbound lanes just north of Highway 74, according to Riverside area CHP Sgt. Meeker.

McGlover was driving a 2010 Ford Flex at about 55-60 mph when for unknown reasons, the pedestrian walked into the far right lane and she hit him, Meeker said.

The pedestrian was struck down into freeway lanes and further impact caused him to suffer fatal injuries, according to Meeker.

McGlover's Death

Limited information is still being released about McGlover's fatal injuries suffered Sept. 21, about a block from her home.

The Temecula CHP office was on scene of the tragedy again yesterday afternoon. A few dozen authorities were combing an adjacent field.

"The coroner related that the injuries could be consistent with a motor vehicle collision," said Temecula area CHP Officer Nathan Baer. "No other leads to share right now."

As to whether the two fatal incidents could be related, Baer said: "No comment on that yet."

Lillian Honorah Lavelle September 27, 2012 at 04:25 PM
This is so scary. How far from the jail is it?
BLUESGUITAR777 September 27, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Sounds like a revenge killing to me. Better investigate the family and friends of the original victim. Ten to one its not just coincidence.
Mom of Three. September 27, 2012 at 04:37 PM
This is just horrible! What is this.... and eye for and eye? I doubt we need to wait for them to release info to find out if this is a revenge thing. Her hitting that man on the freeway was not her fault according to the story. I guess some people just can't accept that. Well, we'll find out for sure when they release all the info.
THE REAL Anita Drink September 27, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I've been following this story on the Murrieta and Temecula Patch for the past week and there are many more details on those sites on the Press-Enterprise. I feel horrible for what Wandas family, friends and community are dealing with. I truely hope they find out who did this to such a vibrant and well-loved lady.
Constant Comment September 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
From the pictures, it doesn't look like there were any driver visual obstructions. That tends to make me believe that if someone was walking in the dirt close to the road, the driver would have to veer off the asphalt in order to hit someone. Just sayin... Very sad all the way around.
Reverend Smith September 28, 2012 at 03:22 AM
With luck, if the victim's cell phone was grabbed from her as described, the perp left some good fingerprints before flinging the phone aside. Someone who'd do this has a high probability of having a police record and prints on file.
torr September 28, 2012 at 04:20 AM
So sad, my prayers for both families! These incidents are too close for comfort, doesn't sound like this is a random act on this poor woman! I hope they find that monster
some guy September 29, 2012 at 04:38 AM
this is a strange one indeed, this woman killed a person with her car months before, and she was walking down a buzy road with no sidewalk, (she may have got hit by a car) HOWEVER, her son found her layin in a ditch and drove her to the hospital, ummmm why didnt he call 911, the cell phone was never fond, if he CALLED 911, all the i's and t would have been dotted and crossed.... VERY STRANGE
dorothy September 30, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Sounds very strange to me
some guy October 01, 2012 at 04:45 PM
the TV news made it sound like she jumped in front of a car, that would make sense, the part that make ZERO sense is, why did the son take it upon himself to transport her?
THE REAL Anita Drink October 01, 2012 at 06:17 PM
some guy, do some research before spouting off your lame pie hole. Wanda was aggressively accosted, dragged bleeding across the street and her son found her and held her hand until the ambulance came to take her to the hospital where she later died. You are so uninformed.
some guy October 02, 2012 at 04:14 PM
oh yea anita really, post a link then,
some guy October 02, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Thank God your not the police, your theorys are completly wacked, put up or shut up anita.....Post the Link you running at the mouth HAG
THE REAL Anita Drink October 02, 2012 at 06:27 PM
“She was trying to breath and I held her hand,” her son said. Paramedics took McGlover to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Quote from http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/09/25/family-searches-for-answers-after-finding-mother-dying-in-a-ditch/ And more about the body beaing dragged: http://www.swrnn.com/2012/09/26/friends-family-suspect-foul-play-in-death-of-winchester-woman/ You also might want to go on both the Murrieta and Temecula Patch. They have several articles and a video made by her daughter describing the attack while they were on the phone. If you cannot figure out how to get to the Murrieta Patch, here is the link: http://murrieta.patch.com/articles/daughter-of-woman-killed-in-french-valley-cites-murder#video-11510876 If you Google "Wanda McGlover" there will dozens of articles written about this attack and you can become more informed about this and not seem so foolish with your uneducated comments. Now go back to work and unclog some toilets.
THE REAL Anita Drink October 02, 2012 at 06:40 PM
If you are unfamiliar on how to search using Google, here is a link that will list many, many articles regarding this womans murder... http://lmgtfy.com/?q=wanda+mcglover
Seen it before October 02, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Anita, there is no shame in unclogging toilets. Ask Martha. She unclogs her Kohler each use.
THE REAL Anita Drink October 02, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Did you read or comprehend this article? Did you miss this quote written in it? "A family member held McGlover's hand until medics arrived." What would lead you to believe they did not call 911 or that her son drove her to the hospital himself?
some guy October 03, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Thats what i thought, Anita YOUR TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING, all you do is use some of the truth, and make up the rest... Your a Giant Troll, to go along with that hiditious face and nose....
THE REAL Anita Drink October 03, 2012 at 01:37 PM
*That's *I *YOU'RE *you're *hideous. Exactly what part am I making up so I can provide you links otherwise?
Mom of Three. October 03, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Proverbs 10:19 Look it up (both of you) in New Living Translation - easier to understand.
Seen it before October 03, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Some guy, Anita is not hideous, and you should thank her; she just gave you free spelling corrections at no cost to you or the state.
Seen it before October 03, 2012 at 06:14 PM
...and her nose?? It's quite normal and cute. Get some glasses.
Teller of Truth October 03, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Kohler? Thats TOO MUCH credit. OUTHOUSE is more like it! Just sayin.....
THE REAL Anita Drink October 04, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Try reading Proverbs 26:17 Mom of Three (New International Version, or any verson for that matter)... "Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own."
Mindy October 04, 2012 at 11:28 PM
”Some guy” makes no sense... From where did he get that info??? He must be a teenager, or some loser on welfare.
maria October 20, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Are the any updates on this case?


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