Man found dead believed to be hit-run victim

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Beltrami County sheriff’s officials are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run.

The body of 25-year-old Christopher Lee Strong of Bemidji was discovered on a road near Bemidji about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators say skid marks and vehicle parts were found on the road.

The sheriff’s department says it is seeking a red vehicle with front end damage.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver involved in the hit-and-run. Anyone with information about Strong’s whereabouts on Tuesday is also asked to call (218) 333-9111.

The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting with the investigation.

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