Woman’s body found along Laurel road ruled homicide

March 14, 2019

The death of a woman whose body was found along a Laurel-area roadway has been ruled a homicide.

The Delaware State Police began investigating after the woman’s body was found at 7:24 a.m. March 9 in the area of S. Shell Bridge Road and Broad Creek Estates, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science conducted an autopsy and determined the woman died from a gunshot wound to her upper torso. Police are now investigating the case as a homicide, Jaffe said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. King at 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or at


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