Des Moines police investigating man’s death at homeless camp

January 10, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police in Des Moines are investigating the death of a man at a homeless camp on the city’s north side.

Police say in a news release that officers responded to the camp Thursday morning for a report of a dead person and found the body of 69-year-old Charles Michael Childs.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicion, and initial investigation has led officers to suspect Childs may have been hit by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident late Tuesday afternoon near the scene.

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