MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — A jogger was found dead along a Maple Valley street Sunday morning.
Police believe the victim, who was later identified as 53-year-old Greg Moore, was hit by a driver who fled the scene. Officials said he is an avid runner and they believe he was hit after finishing a 15-mile run.
Moore was found across the street from the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, which is located at 23855 Southeast 216th Street.
His body was found after 10 a.m. but is believed to have been at the location for some time.
KIRO 7 spoke with Moore’s wife, Michelle Moore, who wants someone to come forward so her family could get closure.
“And the person who did this, you made a mistake. And they may not be a bad person by what they did was wrong,” she said. “I need to talk to that person. I need to yell at that person a little bit at least because we had plans.”
Michelle Moore said she and Greg were to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary in September, were awaiting the birth of their first grandchild two months later and were planning to travel.
The King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Response and Reconstruction Unit is investigating.
King County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Tim Meyer says people can help identify the driver too.
“You may see some changes in behavior. The car that they always drove is now under a tarp. The garage that was full of clutter i snow empty and a vehicle stored inside,” Meyer said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line (206-296-3311) and reference case C21022337.
Moore’s family set up a gofundme account so they can offer a reward to find the hit-and-run driver.
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