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*Update* Names Released in Death Investigation Case- Georgetown


Date Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2020

Georgetown- Delaware State Police are releasing the names of the two individuals that were found deceased early Sunday morning.

The investigation began on June 14, 2020 at approximately 12:09 a.m., when Troopers were dispatched to a residence located in the 28000 block of Johnson Road, Georgetown.  Upon arrival two individuals were located deceased inside the residence.

The individuals have been identified as 49-year-old Crystal Choplick and her husband, 52-year-old Donald C. Faulkner Jr., of Georgetown, DE.

The bodies have been turned over to the Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing their investigation into this suspected murder/suicide incident and there is no concerns for public safety at this time.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to please contact Detective Sgt. S. Yeich at 302-741-2703.  Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com.

Delaware State Police Conducting Death Investigation- Georgetown

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@state.de.us.

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