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.
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