Delaware State Police

Troopers Continue Death Investigation at Smyrna Prison

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

Smyrna- Delaware State Police continue their investigation into the death of a Department of Correction officer which occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna.

Delaware State Police Homicide unit detectives, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Correction, are continuing their investigation into the death of Correctional Officer Sergeant Steven R. Floyd, which occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Because of the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident, this investigation is expected to be lengthy and arduous. Detectives will be conducting hundreds of interviews and must collect and examine countless pieces of physical and video evidence. At this time, Building C is still being held as a crime scene.

So as not to jeopardize this on-going and active investigation, the Delaware State Police and the Department of Correction will not be releasing specific details at this time, however, updates will be provided if and when circumstances warrant.

Released: 020317 1315

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