Police are asking for the public’s help finding out who struck a woman whose body was found Saturday night on Hunter Hill Road in the northwestern part of the city.

Nash County Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a report of an “unknown problem” on the part of Hunter Hill close to the L&L Exxon food store, EMS Director Scott Strufe told the Telegram in an email.

Police officers found Julia Uduma, 46, to the southeast of the store in the 2200 block of Hunter Hill and struck by a vehicle, according to a City of Rocky Mount spokesman in a news release.

The news release said that the driver did not remain at the scene, that Uduma was pronounced dead and that police are investigating the case as a hit-and-run.

An updated news release said that police are looking for a 2018-20 Toyota Camry SE, the color of which is unknown, but which is suspected to have front end damage.


Emergency radio traffic via broadcastify.com showed that the dispatcher alerted EMS personnel at 9:37 p.m. and that the dispatcher also advised police officers were en route.

The radio traffic showed EMS personnel subsequently told the dispatcher that the scene was on the part of Hunter Hill closer to Deerchase and Raper drives.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to phone the police traffic enforcement crash reconstruction unit at 252-972-1431, the police dispatch at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL and typing up to 155 characters about the information.