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Anthony Connors's body found in Collinsville

5:48 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a ditch near a gas station and fast food restaurants in Collinsville, Illinois.

Police say an off-duty officer was jogging near Beltline Road and 157 when the body was discovered late Wednesday afternoon.

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Anthony M. Connors of Collinsville. He was last seen around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the parking lot of the Burger King at Bluff Road and Beltline Road, approximately 200 yards west of where his body was found.

Major Tom Coppotelli says the preliminary investigation suggests Connors may have been the victim of a hit and run.

Coppotelli says they are tentatively looking for Ford truck or SUV with a model year between 2004 and 2008 with possible front end damage. He says there were some reports that a bumper or other car parts were lying near the scene early Sunday and that someone may have picked them up for scrap.

Anyone with information should contact the Collinsville Police Department at 618-344-2131 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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