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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.


State Police Conducting Death Investigation – Wilmington


Date Posted: Friday, January 18th, 2019

Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after an adult female was discovered deceased in a vehicle.

The preliminary investigation has determined that at approximately 12:19 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019, Troopers responded to the parking lot of a business located at 1804 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, for a report of a female subject that was found deceased in a vehicle. New Castle 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 female victim, for the purpose of an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation into the death of the subject is in its early stages and information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Troop 2 Major Crimes Unit by calling 302-365-8567.

Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

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 debra.reed@delaware.gov

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin

Released:011819 1530

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