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Delaware State Police Conducting Homicide Investigation

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DoverDelaware State Police are conducting a homicide investigation that occurred Saturday morning in Dover.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at approximately 8:57 a.m., the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit responded to the 2000 block of Dyke Branch Road, Dover, for a deceased subject located in a field. The victim, a 30-year-old female, was found in a cornfield with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was taken to the Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Mark Ryde with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2730 or Mark.ryde@delaware.gov. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com .

 

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