Was The Man Found Dead In Dover’s Silver Lake Wanted For Murder?

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Dover – On Tuesday November 21, 2017, the Dover Police Department reported that a Kayaker found the body of Anthony McDonald, 39, of Dover, in Silver Lake, just after 1:00 pm.

On Wednesday, acting on a communication from a tipsters, First State Update revisited a 2016 article posted in December. That article happened to mention a man named Anthony McDonald who was 38-years-old at the time. The story goes on to say that Anthony McDonald was wanted by the Delaware State Police (DSP) in connection with a 2015 homicide out of Magnolia, Delaware.

We contacted the Dover Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Mark Hoffman, hoping to find out if the man that was found in the lake was the same man that was wanted in connection with the homicide case. Hoffman declined to confirm or deny that the man found was the same man wanted by DSP.

Without official confirmation we can’t be sure if the Anthony McDonald found in the lake is the same man wanted in the homicide case, but we think that the identical names, ages and geography are interesting.

The Magnolia homicide case that DSP wanted to talk to McDonald about, occurred on Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., according to State Police. Officials said that after troopers responded to the unit block of Grays Lane in the Meadowbrook Acres development, Magnolia, DE, for the report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, troopers located a male subject deceased in the driver’s seat of a 1998 Ford Escort. The male victim, later identified as Richard L. Jacobs, Jr., 44, of Dover, DE, was transported from the scene by the Office of Forensic Science where an autopsy was performed. The manner of death was ruled a homicide with the cause of death being multiple gunshot wounds to the body, according to police

At the time of publishing, the Delaware State Police had not responded to an email we sent them regarding Anthony McDonald.


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