- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

CAMDEN, Tenn. (AP) - A federal fugitive whose family had him declared dead in 2013 after he disappeared in 2004 and was living under an alias has been found deceased in western Tennessee.

U.S. Marshals say 75-year-old William D. “Worm” Hunter apparently committed suicide Wednesday at his home in Holladay in Benton County.

The Jackson Sun reported (https://bit.ly/1rH8mXL ) a neighbor stopped by Hunter’s mobile home to check on a man he knew as “Kenneth Hamilton” and found him.

Hunter was convicted on April 1, 2004 on gun and drug charges. He was scheduled for sentencing on July 2, 2004, but he absconded in a month earlier.

In 2013 Hunter’s wife, Donna Hunter, petitioned a court in Clay County, Tennessee to order the issuance of a death certificate. The petition was granted in February 2013.

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Information from: The Jackson Sun, https://www.jacksonsun.com

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