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Man found dead in wooded area near Lewes

Dax Norman left a Lewes home on Aug. 18 and never returned
August 21, 2017

Story Location:
samantha drive
lewes  Delaware  19958
United States

A 55-year-old man was found dead Aug. 20 in a wooded area near Lewes.

A post on Facebook said that Dax R. Norman left a Lewes home at 7 a.m., Aug. 18, wearing khaki cargo pants and a light denim shirt. He never returned. His daughter confirmed Aug. 21 that her father’s body had been found in a wooded area near New Road and Samantha Drive Aug. 20.

The daughter said her father moved to the area three months ago from Maryland, but she declined further comment.

In a statement, Lewes Police Chief Tom Spell said his officers initiated a missing person investigation Aug. 18. 

“On Aug. 20, members of the Lewes Police Department started a series of terrain searches in the wooded areas near the intersection of New Road and Park Drive,” Spell’s statement said.

Spell said Norman’s body was found just south of the Lewes Dog Park. 

The Division of Forensic Science responded to the scene and took custody of the body. Foul play is not suspected. Cause of death is pending an autopsy. 

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with new information.