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Police waiting for blood test results in fatal hit and run

Posted at 7:13 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 08:35:04-04

BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say they’re waiting for blood test results to come back before submitting a report to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. Michael Jester, the Director of the Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety, says the investigation into the death of 64-year-old Steven Georgopolous is an open one.

This is an update to a deadly hit and run crash in Jackson County that FOX 47 News has been tracking.

Georgopolous’s body was found in the early morning of April 10 on the side of North Elm Street. Police believe the man was struck in a fatal hit and run.

Debris and car parts from a vehicle were found at the scene. A few hours later, an officer responding to an unrelated call found a van matching the parts.

The van in question belongs to a 35-year-old Leoni Township woman. She’s since been questioned and the van has been impounded.

Police say she’s still considered a suspect in the active investigation.

According to police, it could be several weeks before the State Police Crime Lab finishes testing blood samples.

Once those are finished the case will then be submitted to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review of charges.

FOX 47 News will be tracking this story and provide any updates as they become available.

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