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Mystery stretches from Wisconsin to Colorado on whereabouts of New Berlin woman

Posted at 7:01 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 20:02:27-04

COLORADO — The mystery deepens in Wisconsin and Colorado to find a woman who walked away from a hit-and-run barefoot.

Investigators say the New Berlin woman is responsible for the crash.

There are two open warrants for 30-year-old Shari Kollath's arrest in Wisconsin.

The case out of northeast Denver accused Kollath of hitting a tractor-trailer with her car and walking away from the scene.

Police said she knocked on a rural woman's door three hours later, saying she had just been in an accident. We spoke to her by phone Wednesday.

"She didn't have any shoes on," said Kris, who did not want to share her last name. "I said, 'Where are your shoes?' and she said, 'I don't know.' "

Kris said she helped the suspect make phone calls but knew something was off. "I said, 'Where were you coming from?' and she said, 'Wisconsin.' "

Kollath just got out of jail in May and has racked up two warrants in southeast Wisconsin: one in Milwaukee for a drug possession charge, the other in Waukesha County for lying to investigators that her car was stolen.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office in Colorado told TODAY'S TMJ4 it made an error in its first Facebook post, saying Kollath was wanted in a possible connection to a suspicious death. That post has now been corrected.