Troopers Id Two Found Dead In Kent County Home

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Hartly- Delaware State Police are releasing the names of the two individuals that were found deceased in their residence yesterday afternoon.

The investigation began at approximately 11:27 a.m. when Troopers were dispatched to a residence on the 4000 block of Arthursville Road for a check on the welfare. Upon arrival two subjects were located in the residence deceased.

The individuals have been identified as 87-year-old John James and his 81-year-old wife, Mary James.

Original Story

Hartly- Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation in which two subjects were found deceased in a residence.

The investigation began at approximately 11:27 a.m. when Troopers were dispatched to a residence on the 4000 block of Arthursville Road for a check on the welfare. Upon arrival two subjects were located in the residence deceased.

The bodies have been turned over to the Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the manner and cause of death. The victims’ identity is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin.

The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing. Further information will be released at a later time.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@state.de.us.

Breaking Report

Hartley – Just after 11:30 this morning ambulance crews with the Hartly Volunteer Fire Company, along with Delaware State Police responded to the 4000 block of Arthursville Road, near Beaver Drive, for reports of a shooting.

Delaware State Police are currently investigating. We’re expecting an update very shortly.

At 2:30 this afternoon DelDOT alerted the public that Authursville Road was closed due to police activity

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