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Detectives believe Warren fatal hit-and-run suspect changed appearance, fled to Georgia

Valerie Bostle considered fugitive, officials say

WARREN, Mich. – Detectives believe the person responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 55-year-old man earlier this month is now a fugitive on the run.

Warren police said Valerie Ann Bostle, 36, of St. Clair Shores, is responsible for the June 6 hit-and-run crash that killed Peter Chisolm.

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Peter Holdredge Chisolm (WDIV)
Peter Holdredge Chisolm (WDIV)

Bostle has warrants out in connection with Chisolm's death and is considered a fugitive on the run.

The crash happened on Schoenherr Road near Julius Avenue, police said. Chisolm was crossing the road when he was struck by Bostle and trapped underneath her car, according to authorities.

Officials said he was dragged for a mile, leaving his belongings scattered behind.

Chisolm was then struck by two other cars, whose drivers stopped at the scene.

Bostle is charged with manslaughter with a motor vehicle, involuntary manslaughter and failing to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious injury or death.

Both manslaughter charges carry penalties of up to 15 years in prison. The failure to stop charge carries a penalty of up to five years in prison.

Bostle was last seen at her home, but on June 12 she took her 3-year-old daughter and jumped on a bus to Georgia, police said.

Authorities said they knew she was at her home, but they don't know where she is now. They said she changed her appearance, including coloring her hair.

Police also said Bostle gave away the car involved in the crash.

The vehicle of fatal hit-and-run suspect Valerie Ann Bostle. (WDIV)
The vehicle of fatal hit-and-run suspect Valerie Ann Bostle. (WDIV)

The U.S. Marshals Office has a Fugitive Apprehension Team together and ready to make an arrest.

Officials said Bostle could possibly be staying with family members. Those relatives could also face charges if they know she's on the run.

Bostle is 5 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds, police said.


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