Man struck by SUV in Des Moines Identified

(Des Moines, IA) -- Des Moines Police say a pedestrian killed in a hit and run crash in November has been identified. A resident recently noticed Jeffrey Larson's mail piling up and asked police to check on the neighbor. Officers got the name and a photo, and realized it matched an artist's sketch done in December of the hit and run victim. Police say Larson was hit by a dark colored S-U-V the evening of November 26th, near SE 14th and Wautrous Avenue on the city's south side.

A few days later, 22-year-old Des Moines resident Lim Bol Choul was arrested and charged with:

• Leaving The Scene Of An Accident Resulting In Death

• No Insurance

Police say an anonymous tip directed investigators to a south side address where both the suspected vehicle and Choul were located.

Police say Larson was not carrying any identification when he was struck, and forensic efforts did not produce any results. Police officers had no luck asking neighbors and looking at missing persons reports.

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