RITZVILLE, WA – Authorities in Adams County are investigating the apparent murder of a Chicago-area woman who was found dead on the side of I-90 early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday morning just after 4am we received a tip from a witness who said he was on I-90 about 6 miles west of Ritzville, standing next to a body in the road.
The witness told us that around 3am, he pulled over because he saw a man and a child who appeared to be 2 or 3 years old, standing on the side of the road. He wanted to see if they were okay. When he tried to approach the man and the child, they took off on foot. He then walked over to what he assumes was their car, parked on the side of the road. The passenger window was smashed in and that’s when he saw a woman’s body, lying naked in the road with a screw driver in her heart. He immediately called police.
The man told us there was also a trucker who pulled over and was able to confirm the same details with police.
— Hayley Guenthner (@KHQHayley) March 1, 2016
Washington State Patrol has confirmed they have arrested a man they found walking along I-90 with a 3-year-old child, shortly after arriving on scene.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the name of the suspect as 33-year-old Manuel Argomaniz Camargo, who is the father of the 3-year-old. The Sheriff’s Office also confirmed the victim, a woman in her 20s, is the mother of the child and the family is from the Chicago area. The Sheriff’s Office said the victim had multiple puncture wounds and a screwdriver was found at the scene.
In an interview with KHQ’s Hayley Guenthner from the Adams County Jail, Argomaniz Camargo denied his involvement in the murder of the woman before abruptly ending the interview and walking out.