The identity of a woman left for dead Friday on a French Valley roadside was confirmed by authorities today.
The woman's name was Wanda McGlover of Winchester, a Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's office employee told Patch.
The body of McGlover, 68, was found Friday on Brookridge Lane by family members after she did not return from her usual morning walk, according to California Highway Patrol-Temecula area, the investigating agency.
Brookridge Lane is off of Washington Street near a park and housing tracts, in an area of Winchester known as French Valley.
The woman was seriously injured and initial evidence was consistent with her being struck by a vehicle, according to a statement released Friday by CHP Officer Nathan Baer.
McGlover was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center-Murrieta, where she was pronounced dead at 9:50 a.m. Friday, according to a coroner's report.
As of Friday, CHP was investigating the death as a felony hit and run.
Patch readers described McGlover as an African American woman often spotted walking in the area wearing brightly-colored dresses and hats.
An article published by the The Press-Enterprise stated she was a foster parent to three boys.
She may have been on her cellphone with her daughter at the time the fatal incident occurred, The Press-Enterprise reported.
An outcome of the investigation into her death was still pending as of Tuesday morning, according to coroner and CHP officials.
Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation was asked to call the Temecula Area CHP office at 951-506-2000.