Police: Darryl Hunt’s body found inside vehicle

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police said the body of Darryl Eugene Hunt, who served nearly 20 years in prison before DNA results exonerated him, was found in Winston-Salem Sunday morning.

Hunt’s body was found inside a vehicle in the 2800 block of University Parkway, according to police.

A Silver Alert was issued Saturday after Hunt was not seen for nine days. Hunt suffered from a medical condition which requires treatment.

Hunt, 51, was last seen in the area of 800 Garfield Court in Winston-Salem, according to police.

He was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in 1984 and was freed after serving nearly 20 years in prison. DNA results helped exonerate him. Hunt was awarded a settlement of $1,650,000 in 2007.