Police Seek Info in Rochester Hills Death – UPDATED

Police Seek Info in Rochester Hills Death – UPDATED

(Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, Aug. 6, 2017)

Rochester Hills, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Hills Substation detectives are conducting a death investigation regarding a 22 year old male found in the ditch alongside Avon Rd., in Rochester Hills. The victim was discovered by family members who were looking for him when he did not return home last night.

The family members on scene indicate the deceased attended a graduation party last night where he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and left the scene on foot around 10 PM.  He had not been seen since that time.

The incident looks more like a hit-and-run at this time as the investigation continues.

The Sheriff’s Office is looking for anyone that may have seen or heard anything last night, and if someone hit something last night and thought it was a deer or something else they need to contact the Sheriff Office at 248-858-4950 or call Crime Stoppers please 1-800-SPEAKUP.

NOTE:  Police Reports come directly from the Police Department or agency involved and are written by the person or agency listed below the title.  We generally run these “as is” or with minimal editing for punctuation, spelling, etc. Suspects should not be presumed guilty.  Those needing more information about a case are encouraged to follow up with the reporting agency or court system for the most current information.

UPDATE – AUG 7, 3:43PM

UPDATE TO FATAL ROCHESTER HILLS HIT AND RUN
August 7, 2017 (Oakland County, Mich.) – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Rochester Hills
Substation along with the Crash Reconstruction Unit are conducting a death investigation regarding a
22 year old male found in the ditch alongside Avon Road in Rochester Hills on Sunday morning
around 11:30 AM. The victim was discovered by family members who were looking for him when
he did not return home from the previous evening.
Deputies were dispatched to the area of Avon Road and Crooks where they found family members
along with the victim. The Rochester Hills Fire Department contacted Ascension Crittenton Hospital
and subsequently, the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The victim has been identified as Christopher Morgan, a 22 year old Rochester Hills resident. He was
killed on Avon Road between Crooks and Adams sometime after 11:00 PM on Saturday from what
investigators believe to be from injuries sustained due to a hit and run accident.
The family members on scene indicated the deceased attended a graduation party on Saturday night.
He left the party in a vehicle with his girlfriend, his brother, and another female acquaintance.
Morgan got into an argument with his girlfriend at a traffic light at Avon Road and Adams Road,
where he exited the vehicle and walked eastbound on Avon Road around 10:45 PM. This was the last
time he was seen until discovering his body on Sunday morning around 11:30AM.
Acting on a tip from a concerned citizen, Deputies responded to the Red Roof Inn located in Orion
Township. Upon arrival, they located a black Ford Fusion with substantial damage to the front right
side of the vehicle. Investigators were able to identify and interview the owner of the vehicle. The
owner of the car stated she believed she had hit a deer in the area of Avon and Adams on Saturday
evening. The driver told investigators she had just dropped off a friend in Rochester Hills.
The owner of the vehicle believed to be involved in this incident is not in custody at this time. The
incident is still under investigation and has been turned over to the Crash Reconstruction Unit. Upon
completion of the investigation, the case will be presented to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s
Office.

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