Prison Building A Crime Scene, Lengthy And Arduous Investigation Ahead

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Smyrna- Delaware State Police continue their investigation into the death of a Department of Correction officer which occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the Delaware State Police Homicide unit detectives, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Correction, are continuing their investigation into the death of Correctional Officer Sergeant Steven R. Floyd, which occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

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The investigation is expected to be “lengthy and arduous” due to the number of inmates involved and the the amount of evidence that needs to be examined, according to Hale.

Hale said that detectives will be conducting hundreds of interviews and must collect and examine countless pieces of physical and video evidence.

Delaware State Police and the Department of Correction have closed Building C as it is being held as a crime scene.


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