Woman in a blood pool lying on the roadside

The Last Word

A teenager found a woman shot to death on the side of the road.


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About the current investigationLocal columnist Zoe Chase was found shot to death on the side of a road on the outskirts of town.

Her vehicle was found abandoned a short distance away.

Was this a carjacking gone wrong or did someone want her dead?

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The Last Word investigation began on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, and will run for about seven weeks.




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