Woman identified in Milton homicide investigation

November 24, 2023

Delaware State Police are investigating the death of a 57-year-old woman who was found inside her home on West Springside Drive in Cool Spring near Milton.

Police say on the night of Nov. 20, troopers responded to a report of a shooting. When troopers arrived, police say they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her upper body. Sonya Sheppard was pronounced dead at the scene. Delaware State Police’s homicide unit is investigating the case. Police say preliminary investigation has found that the woman’s home was struck by multiple rounds fired by an unknown assailant.

Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this case to contact Sgt. Yeich by calling 302-741-2703. Information may also be provided via a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.


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