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I’ve just received an email from a reader who works at a Honda dealership, and currently has a police officer inspecting the side mirrors on the cars. There’s a good reason for this: there was a fatal hit-and-run accident, and all that’s left at the crime scene is the shattered remains of what appears to be a right-side mirror. I’m hoping maybe we can figure out what kind of car it came from.

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We’ve done this before, and often with much less to work with. This time, we have a lot of pictures of the mirror, along with some stampings and stickers and barcodes from inside—I’m hoping these may be familiar to one of you clever car-geeks out there.

Here’s what the Florida Highway Patrol sent over:

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Here’s the full array of bits:

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This is an interior stamping, showing when the plastic part was cast, it seems; also, confirmation that it’s a right hand (RH) mirror:

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To give a sense of scale:

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The exterior:

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This could prove helpful if any readers recognize what carmaker this sticker may be from, and perhaps even we may have someone that can look up what could be a part number:

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That 4/29/2019 date seems to suggest this is quite a new car, or, at least, a car with a new RH side mirror.

Here’s the front face of the mirror, sans glass:

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That orange-ish bit is interesting and confusing; I think it must have been behind an outer black plastic trim, as you can see on the left in that photo.

There was some speculation about a Chrysler 200, and there must have been Honda guesses, too. But no one is sure just yet.

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I’ve reached out to the officer in charge of the case to find out more details; I was just sent these same pics, so this is what we have to go on now.

I bet it’ll be enough. Let’s see what we can do!

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)

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