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Woman’s body found along Elverta roadside may have been there for days

A woman’s body may have lay in tall grass for days in the Elverta area after she was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Sandy Beth Layne, 53, was apparently hit by a pickup truck last week. The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding the driver whose vehicle struck and killed Layne, who was identified as a transient by the Placer County Coroner.

According to the CHP, sometime between the evening of Oct. 7 and the early morning hours of last Friday, Layne was walking on the shoulder of eastbound Baseline Road, east of Newton Road, when she was struck by a pickup.

The force of the impact sent Layne into the tall grass several feet from the asphalt shoulder of the road where she could not easily be seen by passing motorists. On Friday morning, a passing bicyclist did see Layne’s body and called authorities.

Evidence at the scene indicates that Layne may have been hit by 2008 to 2014 Ford F-150 pickup. The truck should have damage to the right front corner or right side.

The pickup will also be missing an outside mirror. Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP at (916) 663-3344.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.