Delaware State Police

Troopers Conducting Death Investigation – Dover

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale

Dover- The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after a 24-year-old male was discovered deceased this morning in Dover.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Troopers responded to a residence located in the 400 block of Aspen Drive, Pinewood Acres, Dover, after a 9-1-1 call was placed reporting a male victim unconscious and laying in the rear yard of the home. Kent County Emergency Medical Services also responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and removed the male victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

Delaware State Police Homicide Detectives have responded to the scene and will assume the investigation into this incident as foul play is suspected. Detectives are continuing their investigation by conducting interviews and collecting evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Additional information and investigative details will be disseminated as soon as it becomes available and the investigation progresses.  No suspect information has been developed at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Sgt. David Weaver at 302-741-2728. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 120616 1015


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