April 29, 2015

Hazelwood man charged in the death of a bicyclist

Brandie Piper, KSDK-TV 10:40 a.m. CDT April 21, 2015

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – A suspect is in custody for the hit-and-run death of a 25-year-old man over the weekend, police announced Tuesday morning.

Mark Scott Harris Jr. of St. Louis was found around 7:45 a.m. Sunday along the side of Route 203, a quarter of a mile from 21st Street. Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn says Harris died from blunt head trauma.

On Monday afternoon police said they may have found a vehicle of interest in the case. Earlier in the day they asked the public for help finding a silver or grey pickup truck with damage to the front passenger side.

The suspect’s name will be released if charges are filed.

A visitation for Harris will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Grace Church St. Louis, 2695 Creve Coeur Mill Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. A funeral will follow at 10 a.m.

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