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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Frankford

Date Posted: Friday, November 24th, 2023

Frankford School Road

The Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation for an incident that occurred in Frankford early this morning that left one man dead and one man critically injured.

On November 24, 2023, at approximately 1:10 a.m., troopers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of a residence on the 30200 block of Frankford School Road in Frankford. Upon arriving, troopers located two men with life threatening injuries lying in the roadway near a Mecedes-Benz SUV and a Honda four-wheeler. For reasons under investigation, the SUV and the four-wheeler collided on Frankford School Road. The two injured men in the roadway were thrown from the four-wheeler after the two vehicles collided. The SUV’s occupants, a 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both from Frankford, were not injured.

One of the victims, a 22-year-old Millsboro man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld until his family and relatives are notified. The second victim, a 20-year-old Millsboro man, was taken to an area trauma hospital for critical injuries.

The Homicide Unit and Troop 4 Criminal Investigations Unit are actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective A. Bluto by calling 302-741-2859. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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

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