Date posted: Sunday 22 August 2021

Dover- Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide that occurred on 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 woman, was found in a cornfield with apparent gunshot wounds to her upper body. The victim was declared dead on the spot. The victim was taken to the Division of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy to determine the cause and mode of death.

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

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Mark Ryde of the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit by calling 302-741-2730 or [email protected] Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the Internet at .

If you or someone you know are a victim or witness to a crime or have lost a loved one to sudden death and need help, the Police Victim Services Unit State of Delaware / Delaware Victim Support Center is available to provide support and resources to you 24 hours a day through a toll-free 1-800-VICTIME-1 hotline. (1-800-842-8461). You can also email the Unit Director at [email protected].

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