Body of man, 24, found in Dover; foul play suspected, police said

DOVER — Foul play was suspected after the body of a 24-year-old man was discovered in a residential yard on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Delaware State Police said troopers went to a residence in the 400 block of Aspen Drive in the Pinewood Acres neighborhood after a 911 call was placed at approximately 7:30 a.m. A man thought to be unconsious was reportedly laying in a home’s back yard, police said.

Kent County Emergency Medical Services went to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science removed the body. The name of the man was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin. An autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death will be conducted.

Homicide detectives went to the scene and took over the investigation. Detectives conducted interviews and collected evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident, police said.

No suspect information was immediately developed, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Sgt. David Weaver at 741-2728. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at, or by anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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