Des Moines police have charged a man they believe is responsible for an unreported hit-and-run that resulted in the death of 69-year-old Charles Child.
Donterius Jamar Bomar, 21, is charged with attempted murder.
Police said he was released from the Polk County Jail on Tuesday, then stole a car, hit Childs and took off.
Bomar was later arrested for stealing the vehicle, but the hit-and-run involving Childs was never reported to police.
Police found Childs’ body on Thursday inside his tent at a homeless camp in the 1600 block of East Madison Avenue.
Police said Bomar's charge could be upgraded to murder pending the results of forensic tests.
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