Died July 2014
Nonita Karajevaite (24) was killed by a silver Kia or a BMW car on the A47 near Terrington St John, Norfolk, on Sunday 20th July 2014.
Ms Karajevaite’s death is being treated as suspicious following allegations she was forcibly pushed into the traffic, by her partner Tadas Zaleskas (26) who also died. Norfolk Police said post-mortem examinations revealed Ms Karajevaite suffered multiple injuries, while Zaleskas died from head injuries.
A short time before she was hit, she and her partner spoke separately to an assistant at Worzals Farm Shop and asked that the police be called. Reportedly, both left soon afterwards apparently with no explanation. The police were not called.
Ms Karajevaite was originally from Lithuania and lived in nearby Emneth with Zaleskas, who was also Lithuanian.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham of Norfolk Police said he had “sufficient cause for concern that this was more than just a tragic accident”. He said: “The incident is now being treated as suspicious, with the focus being on a line of inquiry which suggests that the woman was forcibly pushed into the carriageway. I’m appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision – or seen the two pedestrians shortly before the collision – to come forward, no matter how insignificant the information may seem to them.”
Ms Karajevaite was described as white, 5ft 7in, slim, with long auburn-coloured hair. She wore a bright pink t-shirt and may have been barefoot.
DCI Durham said: “We now believe that prior to her arriving at Worzals, Nonita was wearing black trousers with a black and white patterned round-neck cardigan. She was also wearing yellow-framed designer sunglasses and was barefoot.” He added: “It is thought that when she got to the lay-by on the A47, probably due to the weather, she has taken off her cardigan and rolled up her trousers, which gave them the appearance of leggings. A key focus on this inquiry is anyone who may have seen the couple as they made their way along the A47 so, with this new information in mind, I’d be keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Nonita to come forward.”
The man with her was described as white, 6ft 1in tall, slim, with short dark hair, wearing blue denim shorts and a grey t-shirt.
It is hoped that CCTV footage, taken at Worzals Farm Shop may jog people’s memories.
Note: This report was drawn from reports on the BBC.