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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 saythe manhad 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 vanwas recovered around 7 a.m. in the 4300 block of Kossuth.They believe it was occupied byHill and another man at some point during the night.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.