Clayton police searching for red pickup after body found on side of US-70

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CLAYTON, NC – On Sunday, October 3, 2021, at approximately 6:30 AM, Clayton Police responded to US Hwy 70 Business near Yates Drive in reference to a body lying on the side of the road. The body was located on the side of the westbound lanes.

Clayton Fire and Johnston Co. EMS responded and determined the subject was deceased. The body appears to be a Hispanic male wearing a green “Hollister” brand pullover-type t-shirt and blue jeans. He appears to be around 5 foot 8 inches tall and estimated 150 pounds.

US Hwy 70 Bus West was shut down and an extensive crime scene examination was conducted. After examining the body and crime scene evidence it has been determined that this was a hit and run and possible homicide.

Clayton Police are searching for a red in color possible 1999-2007 year model Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 2 door or extended cab model. The truck could have damage to the front end or side area of the vehicle. (Photos included in this post are of similar type vehicles. These pictures are not of the actual vehicle being sought) Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611.

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