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Police ID decomposed body found near Peters Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Deputies have identified a decomposed body found in a ravine near Peters Creek Parkway on Tuesday.

Around 10 a.m., detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division were in the 600 block of Peters Creek Parkway conducting a follow up investigation on a missing person case.

Detectives were searching for Larry Brian Haynes, who was last seen leaving Forsyth Medical Center on June 9.

While in the area, one of the detectives “noticed a foul odor” in the vicinity of Peters Creek Parkway and Academy Street, police said. The detective “recognized the odor to be that of decomposition.”

After a brief search, a body was located down a steep embankment. The embankment was covered in heavy vegetation and the body was not visible from either Peters Creek Parkway or Academy Street, police said.

The body was recovered and later identified as Devin Ryan Moncus. Moncus’ family has been notified of the discovery, however the death investigation is in its early stages, police said.

The preliminary investigation has yielded no immediate indications of foul play.

Larry Brian Haynes

Larry Brian Haynes

Detectives continue their efforts to locate Larry Brian Haynes. Haynes is known to frequent the area of Peters Creek Parkway and will likely be traveling on foot.

A Silver Alert has been issued for Haynes based on medical issues he is known to suffer, and the family of Haynes continues to assist authorities in their attempts to locate him.

Authorities have no reason to believe that the death of Devin Moncus and the disappearance of Haynes are related.

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