UPDATE: Laurel death investigation ruled a homicide

3/14 UPDATE: Delaware State Police say the autopsy results show that the death of an adult female found on the side of the road was ruled a homicide and was a result of a gunshot wound to the upper torso.


LAUREL, Del. – Delaware State Police are investigating after they say a female was found dead on the side of a roadway Saturday morning.

Troopers were reportedly dispatched to S. Shell Bridge Road in the area of Broad Creek Estates at around 7:24 AM for a victim that was found dead on the side of the roadway.

An autopsy is expected to reveal the cause and manner of death.

According to police, the victim’s identity is unknown at this time.

Police say this investigation is in its early stages. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective J. King at 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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