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Police Recover Van in Page Homicide

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis police have recovered the vehicle stolen in a homicide Monday night.  The van was found at 7:00 a.m. in the 4300 block of Kossuth.

The victim was Benny Hill, 53.  The crime happened at Page Avenue and Semple around 9:00 p.m. Monday night. St. Louis police say the call originally came in as a person struck.

But when police arrived at the scene, they found Hill lying in the street with a puncture wound to his neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say witnesses told them they saw the male victim  get pulled out of the van by another man who was in the truck with him then that man took off in the van.  Police think the man who took the van may have been armed with a hunting knife.