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Delaware State Police

Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

State Police Conducting Death Investigation – Dover

Date Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017


Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

Dover– The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after skeletal human remains were located in a wooded area near Dover.

The preliminary investigation has determined at approximately 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, human remains were discovered as a subject walked through the wooded area east of Leipsic Road near Marley Lane. The subject contacted troopers and notified them of the discovery. Detectives responded to the wooded area and confirmed them to be human skeletal remains.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and is currently assisting with the investigation. The identity is currently unknown. The investigation into the death of the subject is in its early stages as troopers continue to collect and analyze evidence at the scene.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Blomquist at 302-698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 061617 1331



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