Police release identity of remains found near Firefly

DOVER – On Monday, authorities released the name of a 40-year-old North Carolina woman found dead in a wooded area near the Firefly Music Festival on June 15.

The Delaware State Police said the body of Linda C. Moore, whose last known address was Charlotte, was located as a person walked east of Leipsic Road near Marley Lane. The person, who the Associated Press reported was attending the festival, contacted troopers working the event as an investigation began at approximately 7 p.m.

While an identification card was found with the skeletal remains, police declined to release a name until it was positively confirmed by the Division of Forensic Science, a spokesman said on July 12.

Dental records confirmed Ms. Moore’s identity, spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier said, which promoted the release of Ms. Moore’s name on Monday. The cause of death was ruled “undetermined” by the DFS, according to police.

Police said Ms. Moore’s connection to the Dover area was unknown.

On July 12, police said “family notifications have been made.”

Investigation continues and police asked anyone with information to contact Detective D. Blomquist at 698-8426. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

Reach staff writer Craig Anderson at canderson@newszap.com

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.