Southwest Illinois Man Dies From Hit-And-Run

7 years 3 months 1 week ago Saturday, February 16 2013 Feb 16, 2013 Saturday, February 16, 2013 10:21:17 AM CST February 16, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - Police believe a southwestern Illinois man found dead in a roadside ditch this week was likely the victim of a hit-and-run.

Twenty-two-year-old Anthony Connors of Collinsville, Illinois was found Wednesday night by a jogger.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the man's body had apparently been lying in the ditch for several days.

Assistant police Chief Tom Coppotelli says Connors was last seen about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.

Coppotelli says authorities recovered pieces of a vehicle that had been left lying near the ditch early Sunday.

Collinsville police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

 

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