Albuquerque, NM (March 28, 2019) –Detectives arrested a man after he hit his ex-girlfriend and left her to die near an elementary school in northwest Albuquerque.
The accident was early Wednesday morning and the driver was 32-year-old Joseph Zamora.
Police charged Zamora with leaving the scene of a collision involving the death of 40-year-old Rosie Bowers.
Officers responded to the scene around 7:15 a.m. and found Bowers dead in the roadway. There were tire marks along her body.
Witnesses saw Rosie fall from a white truck, then Zamora hit her with the vehicle. According to police records, Bowers had a planner that read, “No more Joseph he is no good 4 you Rosie stay away from him.”
When police told Bower’s daughter, she immediately said that Zamora did it. They were dating for several years and recently broke up.
The daughter said her mother left late Tuesday night to speak with Zamora and did not return. Later in the evening, police picked up Zamora and two others outside of his house.
Zamora told police he was arguing with Bowers and she decided to jump out of the truck. In the report, Zamora says Bowers was standing next to the truck when he took off.
He thought he ran over Bower’s backpack and did not look back to see what he ran over.
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Source: Albuquerque Journal