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Delaware State Police Conducting Death Investigation-Milford


Date Posted: Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Milford – On Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at approximately 11:45 a.m., Troopers responded to North Shore Drive, Milford, in reference to a deceased adult female.

The investigation is in the early stages however no foul play is suspected and believed to be storm related. The victim was outside assessing storm damage and was struck with a tree branch that fell from a tree.

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

Further details will be released as they become available and if necessitated.

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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