Murdered In 1977, Know Her?




The New Castle County Police Department needs your help in identifying this woman.

Victim: Unidentified white female approximately 45 years old

Murdered on: May-June 1977

Location: Old Union Church Road, Townsend, Delaware.

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Marker does not indicate exactly where body was found

Investigation Details: The victim’s badly decomposing body was located by a passerby on the side of the road in a drainage ditch.

The victim is described as a white female, approximately 45 years of age, 5’3” to 5’6” with blond or light brown hair.

The victim’s death has been ruled a homicide.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Cold Case Homicide Squad directly:

Det. Brian Shahan: (302) 395-2781 or Glenn Davis: (302) 395-8216

You can submit a tip via our website at Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, visit their website, or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking”submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.

Image Credits: NCCPD

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