Dead man found in wooded area near East Atlantic Apartments

July 17, 2022

A dead man was found in a wooded area July 17 near the East Atlantic Apartments.

Delaware State Police began a criminal investigation about 11:30 a.m. in the wooded area near Wolfe Neck Road. When troopers arrived, they observed the body of a male victim in a wooded area where homeless individuals are known to frequent, said Sgt. India Sturgis of the Delaware State Police. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, and the body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Science for an autopsy. This incident does not pose a threat to public safety, Sturgis said. 

Next of kin notification is pending; more information will be released once available.


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