Delaware State Police

Detectives Continue to Seek Assistance in Locating Homicide Suspect

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Magnolia- Delaware State Police Homicide Unit detectives are continuing to seek the public’s assistance in locating a Dover man wanted in connection with the March 2015 homicide in Magnolia.

Anthony E. McDonald, 38, is wanted for Murder 1st and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.  McDonald is known to frequent the Dover, Magnolia, and Woodside area and also has ties to the Philadelphia, PA area.

Anyone coming in contact with Anthony McDonald should use caution as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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

Released: 122716 1735

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

**UPDATE-Suspect Sought**

Detectives Seek Assistance in Locating Homicide Suspect 

Magnolia- Delaware State Police Homicide Unit detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Dover man wanted in connection with the March 2015 homicide in Magnolia.

Anthony E. McDonald, 37, is wanted for Murder 1st and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony. McDonald is known to frequent the Dover, Magnolia, and Woodside area and also has ties to the Philadelphia, PA area.

Anyone coming in contact with Anthony McDonald should use caution as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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

Released: 011516 1605 

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**UPDATE**

Magnolia Death Ruled Homicide, Victim Identified 

Magnolia- Delaware State Police Homicide Unit detectives continue to investigate the death of a man who was found shot inside of a car late last night in Magnolia.

The investigation began last night, Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., after troopers responded to the unit block of Grays Lane in the Meadowbrook Acres development, Magnolia, DE, for the report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, troopers located a male subject deceased in the driver’s seat of a 1998 Ford Escort. The male victim, later identified as Richard L. Jacobs, Jr., 44, of Dover, DE, was transported from the scene by the Office of Forensic Science where an autopsy was performed. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide with the cause of death being multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing. No further details will be released at this time as to not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Detective William Porter at 302-531-5892. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 032815 1810

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**ORIGINAL RELEASE** 

Troopers Conducting Death Investigation 

Magnolia- The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting a death investigation after a male victim was found deceased late last night in Magnolia.

The investigation began last night, Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., after troopers responded to the unit block of Grays Lane in the Meadowbrook Acres development, Magnolia, DE, for the report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, troopers located a male subject located in the driver’s seat of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was removed from the scene by the Division of Forensic Science which will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The victim’s name is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

This investigation is in its early stages. More information will be released at a later time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit at 302-739-5939. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Released: 032815 0845

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