Delaware State Police

*Update* Victim’s Name Released and Suspect Arrested in Homicide Investigation-Dover


Malcolm A. Casson

Dover (19901)-The Delaware State Police are releasing the name of the male subject that was found deceased early this morning and the suspect who has been arrested in connection with his death.

The investigation began at approximately 7:26 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, after Troopers were called to respond to the rear grounds of the John Dickinson Plantation Mansion House located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road for the report of an unresponsive subject. Upon their arrival, Troopers located a male subject laying on the ground with multiple suspected stab wounds.  The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics.  The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Thomas M. Bunting Jr. of Milford.  While Detectives from the Homicide Unit were conducting their investigation, they were informed by the Harrington Police Department that the victim’s vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation in the town limits. The driver, identified as 25-year-old Malcolm A. Casson of Dover, was taken into custody without incident and transported to Troop 3.

As a result of interviews and other investigative measures, Casson was charged with Murder 1st and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.  He was arraigned out of the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $1,060.000.00 secured bond.

Click on the link for the original release: Troopers Conducting Death Investigation- Dover

Anyone with any information in reference to this investigation is asked to please contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-365-8441. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at 

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of 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 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461).  You may also email the unit Director at

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Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 022018 2317