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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.


State Police Conducting Death Investigation-Laurel


Date Posted: Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Laurel- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after a body was found deceased on the side of the roadway.

The investigation began on March 9, 2019 at approximately 7:24 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to S. Shell Bridge Road in the area of Broad Creek Estates for a victim that was found deceased on the side of the roadway.

The victim has been turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.  The adult victim’s identity is unknown at this time.

The investigation is in it’s early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. King at 302-741-2821. 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 Melissa Jaffe

Released: 030919 1414

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