Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Lincoln– The Delaware State Police are investigating a domestic related incident that led to a stabbing.
The incident occurred on February 16, 2019 at approximately 6:04 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 200 block of Cedar Drive for an initial report of a domestic involving a stabbing. Further investigation revealed that a 36-year-old female had been stabbed numerous times by her 39-year-old husband. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival and was later located in a nearby park deceased.
The victim was initially transported to the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus and later transferred to the Christiana Hospital in stable condition.
The 39-year-old individual has been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.
Due to the sensitive nature of this case and in consideration for the victim, only limited information will be released.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
Released: 021719 1023