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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

*Traffic Advisory*- State Police Conducting Death Investigation-Clayton

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Clayton- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after a suspicious vehicle was reported.

The investigation began on June 12, 2019 at approximately 9:38 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Sudlersville Road for a suspicious vehicle in the middle of a yard, surrounded by tall grass in a rural area.

Further investigation revealed a deceased victim and hazardous material inside the vehicle.

Multiple agencies, including DSP, DelDOT, DNREC, the Leipsic Fire Department, Hartly Fire Department, Little Creek Fire Department and EMS are currently on scene.

The investigation is in its early stages and remains active and ongoing. Sudlersville Road between Owls Nest Road and Downs Chapel Road is closed at this time.  No foul play and nothing suspicious at this time.

Please contact DNREC at 302-739-9902 for inquiries regarding the hazardous material.

For updated traffic conditions and road closure information log on to:

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 Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 061219 1256


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