ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Police are investigating a homicide in north St. Louis.
The incident happened Monday night near the intersection of Semple and Page.
Police say the initial call came in as a person down, and they believed the victim may have been hit by a car. However, further investigation and witnesses told detectives the victim was actually thrown from a moving vehicle.
Police say the man had a puncture would to his neck, confirming their suspicion the man was murdered. Police identified the victim as Benny Hill, 53.
Witnesses say a white commercial van was seen leaving the area during the time of the crime.
Police said the van was recovered around 7 a.m. in the 4300 block of Kossuth. They believe it was occupied by Hill and another man at some point during the night.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.