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Des Moines Police Investigating Suspicious Death at Homeless Camp

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  Des Moines Police are investigating a suspicious death at a homeless camp on the east side of the city.

Residents of the camp in the 1600 block of E. Madison reported finding the man dead around 9:30am on Thursday.  They tell police that the man was the victim of a hit-and-run on Tuesday that was not reported.  Police say tire tracks left by the hit-and-run vehicle are still present at the scene.

The victim’s name is not being released at this time.