Police Have Confirmed That They Have Found A Body In The Brandywine

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit continues their investigation into a missing Wilmington man after the body of a male subject was located this afternoon, according to State Police.

Officials said the discovery of the body occurred this afternoon. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at approximately 4:00 p.m. as subjects searching for Miguel Angel Del Valle, observed an object floating in the water in the area of the Delaware Northern Greenway Trail near N. Park Drive. Officers from the DNREC Natural Resources Police; State Parks Enforcement were then contacted and responded to the scene. They then located and pulled a male body from the water. The body was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy will be performed to determine the identity of the male subject as well as the cause and manner of death.

Earlier Report 

Wilmington – Earlier this morning the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit identified the 20-year-old Wilmington man who was reported missing after jumping into the Brandywine Creek on Monday, July 24, 2017, as Miguel Angel Del Valle.

At approximately 4:20 this afternoon reports from the seen indicate that the search has wrapped up. The reports also indicate that the scene has been turned over to the Medical Examiners office. State Police have yet to release any information regarding this reported development and no further information is available at this time.

Developing

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Wilmington- The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit is currently investigating the report of a missing Wilmington man who was last seen jumping into the Brandywine Creek last night, according to State Police.

Officials said the initial investigation began on Monday, July 24, 2017 at approximately 8:11 p.m., after troopers responded to the Alapocas Run State Park, located at 1914 W. Park Drive, to assist DNREC Natural Resources Police; State Parks Enforcement, and local fire companies with the search of a 20-year-old male subject who had been reported missing after he had jumped into the Brandywine Creek and never resurfaced.

It was learned that the victim was at the creek with three other male subjects and had jumped into the water utilizing a rope swing at approximately 6:30 p.m. He was last seen going over a dam in the creek. The other three subjects eventually reported the incident to 9-1-1 at approximately 8:11 p.m. after they had returned to their homes located within the city of Wilmington, according to police. A search of the water and surrounding areas was conducted but was suspended at approximately 11:00 p.m. without the missing subject being located.

The Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit has responded to the scene and has assumed this investigation.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-365-8567. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com and select submit a tip! No IP address are recorded.

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