ORLANDO, Fla. - State troopers are looking through a major piece of evidence they recovered in the fatal hit-and-run Orange County day care crash.
On Saturday night, investigators found the black Mazda Robert Corchado rented after he allegedly dumped a silver Dodge Durango that troopers said he was driving when he allegedly caused the crash into the day care on Wednesday.
They found the Mazda at the Wentworth Apartments near Dean and Lake Underhill roads in Orlando.
Channel 9’s Angela Jacobs spoke to residents at the complex, who said they’re on edge knowing Corchado was close to their homes.
Resident Santiago Parker said at first he wasn’t sure what was going on his apartment complex Saturday when he saw troopers in the parking lot.
“Why did he dump the car here? What popped in his mind that he would bring it here from Winter Park?” Parker said.
Residents said the gates at the complex are always open during business hours, which leaves a myriad of possibilities of how the car made it there.
FHP troopers said it was just after 7 p.m. Saturday when Corchado’s attorney informed troopers the rented Mazda CX was at the complex.
The fact that the car has been found doesn’t put Parker’s fears to rest.
“[I’m concerned] someone may have helped him or had something to do with it,” Parker said.
The fact Corchado rented the car could factor into evidence prosecutors will present Monday in the continuation of Corchado’s bond hearing.
Prosecutors will call witnesses they said back up their claim that he’s a flight risk.