Apr 18, 2014 7:18 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - The investigation into three hit and run case in Corpus Christi are back to almost square one thanks to problems at a crime lab in the Rio Grande Valley.
The Corpus Christi Police Department needs results from the lab to move forward. We're talking about a February 2012 hit and run that killed sent Kimberly Encinia, a crash that seriously injured Chrisitian Carrillo in March 2013, and an incident that left attorney Richard Leshin on the side of the road when his bicycle was hit in March 2013.
Sgt. David Schwartz says evidence collected in those cases were sent to the lab in the valley because it had some forensic tools needed.
However, the lab was having trouble keeping a trace forensic specialist, so the department decided to pull the evidence in that case and 2 others and send it all up to another lab in Austin.
Right now, police have no idea who hit Encinia. The suspects accused of hitting Carrillo and Leshin are out on bond.
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