Wilmington Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Woman Found In Dumpster

Miprecious Hoskins
Miprecious Hoskins
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Wilmington – Wilmington Police said that after continuous investigation by members of the Homicide Unit, arrest warrants were authorized by  the State Attorney General’s office for Idrees Merritt, 20, of Wilmington, in connection with the homicide of Miprecious L. Hoskins. Police said that Merritt was an ex-boyfriend of Hoskins.

The incident began on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at around 3:24 p.m. when police units responded to the 800 block of E.22nd Street in reference to a possible suspicious death investigation. Arriving  officers located an unknown  female deceased inside of a trash receptacle, officials said. Police said that the female was described as African American, and between the age 18-25 years old. Officials transported the body to the State of Delaware’s Office of Forensic Science pending an autopsy to determine the cause of death as well as identification.

Police quickly classified the investigation as a Homicide Investigation and identified the victim as Miprecious L. Hoskins, 21, of Wilmington. Authorities said that Hoskin died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. Members of the Criminal Investigations Division continued their investigation into the early morning hours.

Subsequently,  a search warrant was executed on Thursday August 18, 2016 at the a residence where Idrees Merritt’s was located, in the 2100 block of N. Locust Street. Hoskins was taken into custody by the Wilmington Police Department’s Crisis Management and Tactical Team, according to authorities.

Idrees Merritt
Idrees Merritt

Merritt was previously identified as a person of interest in the investigation, police said.  Idrees Merritt was booked on the charges of Murder in the 1st Degree, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and (2) Counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited. Merritt is to be committed to the Howard Young Correctional Facility and held without bail.

Image Credits: Wilmington Police

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