New Castle – Delaware State Police Detectives are currently conducting a death investigation in a Hares Corner convenience store parking lot on S Dupont Highway in New Castle.
Troopers have cordoned off an area of the parking lot with yellow police tape and are focusing on a vehicle parked in the northern portion of the lot.
Customers coming and going during the lunch hour were shielded from the scene by a wall of police vehicles.
Although investigators have not released details regarding the investigation we do know that medics responded to the scene just after 10:00 this morning.
At about 10:13 rescue crews from the Wilmington Manor Fire Company, along with Delaware State Police responded to the scene for reports of a person that was not breathing inside a running vehicle.
It appears that the crews made access to the vehicle and attempted to perform life-saving measures and when that was unsuccessful Troopers began their investigation.
We are currently withholding information regarding the vehicle until investigators have had an opportunity to notify the next of kin.