Fatal Hit-Run Investigation Reportedly Focusing on North Bend Student

Mynorthwest.com reports that parents say Mount Si High students have been interviewed by police investigating the death of Kirkland native Lucinda Fisher Pieczatkowski, killed early on New Year's Day.


The investigation of the hit-and-run death early on New Year’s Day of Kirkland native Lucinda Fisher Pieczatkowski is focusing on a Mount Si High School student, reports mynorthwest.com.

Pieczatkowski, 57, a Lake Washington High graduate, was killed in the early morning of Jan. 1 while walking along a road outside North Bend after celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Snoqualmie Eagles lodge.

As reported by Kirkland Patch earlier, detectives for the King County Sheriff’s office located a white, 1988 Ford F150 pickup truck that police believe struck Pieczatkowski at a home in North Bend the next day, and they know who owns it.

According to a search warrant affidavit detectives filed in King County Superior Court, detectives matched pieces of a plastic headlight cover found at the scene to the vehicle, and small white fragments found by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office on the victim’s body matched the truck.

The report on mynorthwest.com says North Bend residents maintain the truck belongs to a Mount Si student who reportedly was driving home from a New Year’s Eve party in Fall City. Police have interviewed fellow students at the school, but some who may have information about the case are afraid of coming forward, according to one source.

The story quotes King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Cindi West as saying that those who have knowledge of the incident "need to do the right thing. The right thing isn't always the easiest to do.”

The Sheriff's Office can be contacted at 206-296-3311.

For the full report, see: http://mynorthwest.com/11/2226530/Cops-to-students-Right-thing-isnt-always-easiest-to-do.


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