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Troopers Seek Assistance in Locating Victims of Theft of Cemetery Vases

Date Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Delaware State Police are seeking assistance in identifying potential victims associated with an ongoing theft investigation occurring in the Milton area.

On the morning of May 2, 2022, troopers responded to Henlopen Memorial Park cemetery, located at 28787 Lockerman Road in Milton, regarding a theft complaint. The ensuing investigation revealed that over 100 bronze flower vases have been stolen from cemetery plots since 2021. Troopers are asking that anyone who had a vase purchased and placed for a deceased relative or friend in Henlopen Memorial Park to contact Trooper First Class R. Prettyman of Troop 7 at 302-703-3322.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need 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 at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at DSP_VictimServicesMail@delaware.gov.

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto

Released: 051222  1212


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