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Delaware State Police Arrest Newark Man for Homicide of Missing Newark Teen- Newark


Date Posted: Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Newark- Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Noah M. Sharp of Newark in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Madison Sparrow.

On Friday, October 2, 2020, at approximately 8:30 p.m., Madison was reported missing by a family member after not returning home. Delaware State Police detectives obtained information through investigative interviews that Madison responded to an area in Newark where her ex-boyfriend, Noah, was located. The investigation revealed the homicide occurred in the Newark area due to blunt force trauma to her body. After the homicide occurred, she was transported to a secluded wooded location in Newark, where law enforcement officers discovered her body.

At this time, there is information indicating additional individuals may be involved in this homicide.

Sharp was taken into custody and charged with the following crimes:

  • Murder 1st Degree (felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (felony)
  • Conspiracy 1st Degree (felony)

He was arraigned in the Justice of the Peace Court #2 and committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on a $1,021,000.00 cash bail.

This case remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective M. Csapo with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at 302-741-2729. 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 .

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. (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

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