Names released in suspected murder-suicide in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Delaware State Police on Friday released the names of two individuals who were found deceased early Sunday. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said the investigation began on Sunday at approximately 12:09 a.m., when troopers were dispatched to a residence in the 28000 block of Johnson Road, Georgetown. Upon arrival, two […]

Police investigate body found in Delaware River

DELAWARE CITY – Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered floating in the Delaware River on Tuesday afternoon. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Heather Pepper said that approximately 2:27 p.m. on Tuesday, troopers responded to Bayview Beach, Delaware City, for a body floating in the area of the […]

Pedestrian dies when hit by truck in Milford

MILFORD — A 41-year-old Milford male died early Friday after stepping in front of a truck on Dupont Boulevard at approximately 2:10 a.m., Delaware State Police said. Police said the pedestrian appeared from the east side of the highway and the truck driver was unable to avoid a collision. The driver was wearing a seat […]

Maryland motorist dies in Bridgeville crash

BRIDGEVILLE — An 18-year-old Glen Burnie male died Thursday after the Nissan Sentra vehicle he was driving failed to negotiate a moderate curve on Redden Road, resulting in a head on collision at approximately 11:10 a.m., Delaware State Police said. The male was not wearing a seatbelt and partially ejected from the vehicle. Four male […]

Police ID driver in fatal Del. 1 crash

DOVER — On Thursday authorities identified Caprice Y. Johnson, 35, of Perryville, Maryland, as the driver who died in a crash Tuesday on Del. 1 (Bay Road). Ms. Johnson was driving a 2016 Mazda 3 traveling northbound in the southbound left lane when it struck another vehicle head-on at approximately 10:02 p.m., Delaware State Police […]

Teen’s death in April ruled a homicide

LAUREL — A 16-year-old male’s stabbing death in mid-April has been ruled a homicide, Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said. Police said the youth and three other male victims ages 13 to 16 were stabbed during an altercation at a Susan Beach Road area residence. The youths arrived at the Laurel Police […]

A time to grieve: Cheswold, Dewey mourn loss of mayors

DOVER — The towns of Cheswold and Dewey Beach couldn’t be any more different, with one being in a mostly rural portion of northern Kent County with a railroad track going through the middle of it and the other being in tourism-heavy Sussex County, right at the break of the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. […]

Death investigation ongoing in Lincoln

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LINCOLN — A 34-year-old man’s death from a gunshot wound Wednesday is under investigation by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit. Spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe said troopers were initially dispatched to a residence in the 15000 block of Winner Circle for a death investigation at approximately 8:26 p.m. The wounded man was transported to […]

Delawarean among war dead in dignified transfer

DOVER — Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, a Newark resident, was among the war dead being transferred back to their families at Dover Air Force Base on Thursday night according to the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations. Marine Corps Reservists Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks and Sgt. Slutman were killed by a roadside bomb Monday along […]

Advocates question state’s autopsy reporting policy for prisoners

DOVER — Over the course of 2018, 14 inmates died in the Delaware Department of Correction’s care. With a prison population of over 5,000 inmates — many serving life sentences — this is an expected outcome. In 2016, the DOC reported 14 inmate deaths and in 2017, 10 more. However, beyond the names of the […]

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