UPDATE: Cause Of Death Released In Millsboro Double Homicide - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

UPDATE: Cause Of Death Released In Millsboro Double Homicide

Posted: Updated:

MILLSBORO, Del. - Officials have released the cause of deaths in Tuesday's double homicide in Millsboro.

Delaware State Police say The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has classified the cause and manner of the death of both 27-year-old William Hopkins and 29-year-old Cletis Nelson, as multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The DSP Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident.

Police say they were called to the Harmons Hill Road home, just after 1:00 AM on Tuesday, after a family member of Nelson's arrived at the house, and found the two men dead. There was reportedly no forced entry into the home.

According to the owner of the home, the tenant, 35-year-old Edward Cannon, was living at the home for about two months. The owner tells WMDT she does not know anything about Hopkins or Nelson, and she never had any problems with Cannon as a renter.

According to the Delaware Department of Corrections, Cannon had been under supervision at the Sussex Community Center in Georgetown, but he never came back from an authorized pass back on December 7th. Reports say the centers are level four facilities where offenders learn to transition back into the community, and can leave to go to work, seek jobs, or attend treatment sessions. Delaware State Police could not say whether or not they are looking for Cannon, or if he is a suspect in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit, Detective Fred Chambers at 302-388-0196 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Tips can also be submitted to the DSP Mobile Crime App, texting DSP to CRIMES (274637), or by visiting the TipSubmit website

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
  • Free Tuition Contest

    Free Tuition Contest

  • Local NewsDelmarva HeadlinesMore>>

  • Salisbury Bingo Supports ALS Foundation

    Salisbury Bingo Supports ALS Foundation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:40:24 GMT
    SALISBURY, Md. - The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" has taken social media by a storm. An event hosted by the DC/MD/VA chapter of ALS gained funds and awareness without the use of ice cold buckets.More >>
    SALISBURY, Md. - The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" has taken social media by a storm. An event hosted by the DC/MD/VA chapter of ALS gained funds and awareness without the use of ice cold buckets.More >>
  • New App Offers Anonymous Peer Counseling

    New App Offers Anonymous Peer Counseling

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:18:52 GMT
    47 ABC - We've heard the quote "Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." A new smartphone is proving just that, offering strangers the chance to lend an ear to one another when times are tough.More >>
    47 ABC - We've heard the quote "Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." A new smart-phone is proving just that, offering strangers the chance to lend an ear to one another when times are tough.More >>
  • 2nd Duck Derby Benefits National Foundation

    2nd Duck Derby Benefits National Foundation

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:18:21 GMT
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - And they're off! Three thousand rubber ducks swam to the finish line in support of a great cause.More >>
    OCEAN CITY, Md. - And they're off! Three thousand rubber ducks swam to the finish line in support of a great cause.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.