Man charged in slaying of missing Durham man

Aug. 10, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

A 36-year-old man has been charged in the death of Kent Hinkson, 71, who was reported missing Monday and whose body was found late Saturday night in a state park in Orange County, police said.

Matthew Reed has been charged with the murder of Hinkson.

Reed is being held in the Orange County Jail on first degree murder charges.

Hinkson’s body was found in Eno River State Park after he was reported missing on Monday

A post on a website set up by his family to help garner information on his whereabouts confirmed the news.

“It is with the most profound sadness imaginable, we wanted to let you know that the body of out beloved father, spouse and grandfather — Kent Torrey Hinkson was found late last night,” the post reads.

No other information has been released at this time. We will update you when with any information.