GIRARD, Kan. — A body found Wednesday morning in Opolis has been identified as that of a Pittsburg, Kan., woman who investigators said appears to have been hit by a car.

The Crawford County Sheriff's Department is seeking information from the public about who might have struck Brandi S. Moore, 35. The department received a 911 call at 8:13 a.m. Wednesday reporting the body in a ditch on the south side of the intersection of Second and Walnut streets.

Her body was taken by the county coroner to a pathologist. After a preliminary examination, investigators were told that Moore sustained injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. 

A complete autopsy and official cause of death are pending, Sheriff Danny Smith said in a statement. It is believed that she died between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday on Walnut Street between Second and Third, east of the Opolis City Park, the sheriff said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 620-724-8274.

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Kimberly Barker is a news reporter for The Globe who covers Northeast Oklahoma, Southeast Kansas, as well as Carl Junction and Webb City.

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