Sun. Dec 10th, 2023

A 35-year-old Lafayette woman has been identified as the
victim of a vehicular homicide early Saturday morning in an unincorporated area
north of Buchanan Field in Concord.

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday
evening that sheriff’s deputies, along with the California Highway Patrol, were
dispatched to a report of a body found in the 5000 block of Marsh Road. 

Upon arrival, deputies and CHP officers located a deceased
female on the roadway. The sheriff’s department said she has been identified as
Shelly Stevens, 35, of Lafayette.

The CHP started the initial investigation due to evidence
that Stevens was struck by a vehicle.

During an area check, a sheriff’s deputy found the suspect
vehicle nearby. Based on initial findings and evidence, this incident was later
classified as a vehicular homicide and the sheriff’s office took over the primary

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to
contact the sheriff’s Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600 or through the sheriff’s
office dispatch at (925) 646-2441.

For any tips, email: or call (866)
846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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