Delaware State Police

State Police Conducting Death Investigation – Long Neck

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Long Neck – The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation after an adult female was discovered deceased in the bathroom of a local McDonald’s.

The preliminary investigation has determined at approximately 7:12 p.m. Saturday June 10, 2017, troopers responded to the McDonalds, located at 24943 John J. Williams Highway, after a report of a female subject that was found unconscious in the ladies bathroom.  Sussex County Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted to remove the female victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, to conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation into the death of the female subject is in its early stages and foul play is not suspected.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. 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: 061117 0800


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