Suspected Hit And Run Accident Claims The Life Of A Bay St. Louis Man

Following Hurricane Katrina, he came here to help relatives rebuild. With an adventurous spirit he did so by kayak, all the way down the Mississippi River from Wisconsin. His sprit and zest for life was silenced in the early morning hours of October the 20, 2007.

30-year-old Munson Voda's body was discovered at around 4 a.m. by utility crews working on Paradise Lane in Bay St. Louis.

Voda lived with various relatives in south Mississippi, but he preferred to stay in a tent pitched inside a derelict house on Paradise Lane.

His relatives say it was the way he liked to live, and he was just yards away from home the night he struck and killed on this road.

Relatives who contacted us say they were still too emotional to talk on camera, but they're hoping someone with information will come forward.

He was last seen alive at a near by Waffle House at around 3 a.m., where he declined a ride home, saying he preferred to walk and enjoy the pleasant fall weather.

His relatives say they won't rest until they learn just who ran down this lover of nature who sacrificed so much for others, only to be left for dead on this lonely road.