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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

State Police Conducting Death Investigation – Portsville

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Portsville – The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after an adult male was discovered deceased in the area of Portsville MillPond.

The preliminary investigation has determined at approximately 9:22 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2018, troopers responded to the area of Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane, west of Laurel for a report of a male subject that was found in the pond. Sussex County Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted to remove the male victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and extended family, to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation into the death of the male subject is in its early stages and information will be released as it becomes available.

At this time the Portsville Road in the area of Dogwood Lane is closed.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo at 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz,

Released: 092618 1205


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