WSP Needs Help In Murder Investigation

The Washington State Patrol is seeking additional witnesses in solving a homicide that happened north of Vancouver on Saturday.

WSP troopers responded to a report of a fatal crash around 1:45 a.m. on June 9th, 2018 near Prairie High School in Clark County.

WSP Lieutenant, Randy Hullinger, says according to a witness, Ariel Ramano, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, appeared to be street racing a sedan south on SR-503 from NE 119th Street. Romano appeared to loose control, left the road, and hit a tree across from the entrance of Prairie High School.

Lieutenant Hullinger says further investigation revealed that Romano had been shot. He suffered life-threatening injuries and died at the scene. 

A witness told troopers the sedan stopped briefly after the crash and took off. The sedan was later seen turning west onto NE 99th Street. 

Troopers and local officers searched the area, but were unable to find the sedan.

If you saw the sedan or have any other helpful information, contact Detective Jen Oritz at 360-449-7948,, Detective Justin Maier at 360-449-7943,, or Detective Dave Ortner at 360-449-7942,


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