Police: Darryl Hunt’s body found inside vehicle


Darryl Eugene Hunt, 51, and the vehicle he was last seen in. (Images provided by Winston-Salem police)

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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 after Hunt was not seen for nine days.

Darryl Eugene Hunt, 51, was last seen in the area of 800 Garfield Court in Winston-Salem, according to police. He suffers from a medical condition which requires treatment.

Hunt is described as a black male, 5’11” and between 130 to 150 pounds, bald, with brown eyes and a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blue button-down shirt, blue Levi jeans, glasses and a hoop earring in his left ear. He has a goatee.

Hunt was last seen driving a 1999 White Ford Truck with a North Carolina registration of BDJ-9685. The vehicle is owned by Attorney Larry Little. Police said Hunt is known to frequent the Atlanta area.

Anyone with information can call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800, or en Español: (336) 728-3904.

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

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