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Raleigh man indicted in Durham minister's death

Posted September 2, 2014

Matthew Reed appears in court on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.
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— An Orange County grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Raleigh man in the death of an Anglican priest from Durham.

Matthew John Reed, 36, of the 3200 block of Calumet Court, was arrested Aug. 10 after Kent Torrey Hinkson's body was found in Eno River State Park. Hinkson, 71, went missing Aug. 4 after leaving home to run errands.

Investigators said Reed called authorities from Greensboro and led them to Hinkson's body. They have not said whether the two men knew each other or how Hinkson died.

Hinkson led Bible studies and pastoral care at All Saints Church in Durham.

Reed remains in the Orange County jail without bond. He has been convicted of burglary in Georgia and Ohio and was charged in Wake County in January with selling alcohol to a minor.


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  • tracyvf Sep 2, 2014

    Yep - I clicked on this follow-up right away to see what new info there was -- nothing. Totally more to the story out there.

  • eb2cents Sep 2, 2014

    Suspicious story, but sad for everyone involved...

  • Grand Union Sep 2, 2014

    It will all come out in the trial......

  • glarg Sep 2, 2014

    be interesting to see how long this story stays up since apparently they'd rather not report it at all.

  • Ginger Lynn Sep 2, 2014
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    Hans - I agree

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Sep 2, 2014

    Will be interesting to see how this one pans out. Methinks there is much more to the story.