Esco Hunter was 27 years old when he was murdered. His body was discovered near railroad tracks in Sarasota County, Florida, more than 20 years ago. And despite the efforts of local authorities, the person responsible for his death has yet to be brought to justice.
Hunter was from the Miami-Dade area, but he often went to nightclubs in Sarasota as he was involved in the rap industry.
He went by the name “Laylow.” He also used several aliases, including Jeffrey Scott, Eric Judson, and Aaron Jackson.
It was reported that he was the owner of two vehicles: a maroon 1999 Ford van and a white 1992 Ford Mustang convertible.
On Dec. 1, 1999, his van was discovered torched on a dead-end street, Orange Avenue, which is near Myrtle Street, according to The Bradenton Herald.
Investigators said the vehicle was deliberately set on fire.
And not far from there, Esco Hunter’s body was found in a wooded area abutting railroad tracks at Central Avenue and 44th Street.
Although the medical examiner’s office ruled the manner of Esco Hunter’s death a homicide, information about the cause of death is unavailable.
At the time of his death, Hunter was six feet tall and weighed 160 pounds. He had black hair and brown eyes, and he had the letters “SCO” tattooed on his left shoulder.
Anyone with information regarding the unsolved murder of Esco Hunter is encouraged to contact the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations at (941) 861-4900.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (941) 366-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online.