“The case is not closed” – Delaware State Police lead investigation into Pittsville man’s death


MILLSBORO, Del. – Delaware State Police are now leading an investigation with help from Maryland State Police into the death of 32-year-old David Hall. Delaware’s Medical Examiner’s Office is assisting in the investigation.

Hall was reported missing by his wife on December 3rd. She told police the last time she saw Hall was back on November 20thThat’s when police say they performed a domestic escort at the couple’s home in Pittsvillle, and Hall left on foot with a few belongings. “Troopers met with him. He was of sound mind and body. He said that he had a friend that was going to pick him up. But he did not state where he was going or what he was going to be doing,” said MSP Lieutenant Christopher Davala.

Wednesday, Hall’s missing persons case took a tragic turn after he was found dead in MillsboroDSP says Hall’s body was found in a wooded area near Bobbys Branch Road. But the big questions remain: How did he get there and how did he die?

Lt. Davala says the challenges in answering that first question started when this was still considered a missing persons case. He says that’s because Hall was last seen alone, and it had been about two weeks between the time his wife reported him missing and when he was last seen. “If a person goes missing within an hour we use a canine. But in this case it was too long of a time period to use a dog and have it be effective,” said Lt. Davala.

Now Lt. Davala says even though Hall’s body has been located, their work on finding out how he died has just begun. “The case is not closed. Delaware is working as well as our investigators to tie pieces together to see about the circumstances behind his passing,” said Lt. Davala.

As of Wednesday, DSP did not release any further information about how Hall’s body was found, or if they have any leads on what lead up to his death. DSP says there’s no signs out foul play at this point. They add that there’s no cause for safety concerns at this time.

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