A car matching the description of the one sought in a hit-and-run that left a Miami teen jogger dead over the weekend was found Tuesday, and police said they were questioning the owner.
The badly damaged sedan was found not far from the 79th Street Causeway, near where 16-year-old Diani Gomez Sanchez was struck and killed.
The car, which had a cracked windshield and dents on its passenger side, was taken from the scene by Miami Police. Officials haven't confirmed that it was the car they've been looking for in connection with the case but said it had damage consistent with the vehicle they're looking for.
Police officials said Wednesday that the car's owner was found and brought in for questioning but hasn't been arrested.
A search warrant was obtained for the car and police said they were awaiting lab results from evidence they took from the car.
A neighbor who didn't want to be identified said they had noticed the damaged car parked there in recent days.
"The last couple of days it was parked there with a flat tire and a hit on the right hand side from the front to about the back door," the neighbor said. "The windshield was busted."
The remains of Sanchez were found Sunday night by a relative off the Causeway near Pelican Harbor Marina. Her family and law enforcement had been searching for her since she disappeared Saturday morning after she went out for a jog.
Police had originally suspected the teen was slain, but by Monday afternoon they had determined she had been struck by a gray or silver car that fled the scene.