An autopsy is planned for today on a woman who killed in an apparent hit and run in Waterloo. The victim is identified as 59-year-old Becky Lawless.
A police officer discovered her body on a sidewalk near the intersection of Washington Street and West Mullan Avenue in downtown Waterloo at 4 a.m. Monday. The officer had stopped after first noticing several items in the roadway.
Bill Koch lives a short distance away and was awakened by police at 5 a.m. “There was a knock on the door and I answered it and it was a police officer,” Koch said. “He asked me if I had heard anything or seen anything. I said I had not.”
Police have not made any arrests related to the case. Family members say Lawless had lived at the home of her father since last winter.
By Jill Kasperie, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids