Rumors circulate around Laurel homicide investigation

LAUREL, Del. – A suspicious death investigation has now been ruled a homicide in Laurel and the death has people talking.

The community is shaken up, after a body was found Saturday morning off of South Shell Bridge Road and many are voicing their concerns on Facebook. One comment said this was not a random act, another talking about how she was dismembered.

On Thursday, 47 ABC tried speaking to residents living near the crime scene, but everyone we spoke to declined to go on camera because they were scared of being targeted by whoever the killer is. However, off camera, people told 47 ABC they’re concerned that this is all happening right in their backyard.

What has been confirmed by Delaware State Police is that after four days of viewing this case a suspicious death investigation, they have now announced they’re viewing this as a single homicide, unrelated to anything else.  Officials saying Thursday that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

As for the rumors on whether or not the body was dumped there or if it was dismembered, DSP said they are aware of them, but could not confirm or deny them. But for now they’re saying they’re increasing patrols in the area.

We have heard from multiple people who the victim could be, but out of respect for the family, we will not say the name officially until DSP releases it. The case continues to remain under investigation and 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 or via the internet here.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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