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Man Sought In Kiamensi Road Double Murder Extradited To Delaware

Stanton – The New Castle County Division of Police has mad an arrest in a story we brought you first in May of this year.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit have arrested 38-year-old Walter T. Lolley for the murder of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry.

In August police released Lolley’s name and asked for the public’s assistance with information regarding his whereabouts. Although Lolley was picked up in Georgia in September County Police did not announce the arrest that at the time.

Yesterday, Tuesday, December 13, he was extradited back to Delaware where he now faces charges in connection with the deaths of Cooper and Berry.

Lolley was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2 and is currently being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution on $2,125,000 cash bail.

The investigation began when New Castle County Police Officers were dispatched to a reported motor vehicle accident in the area of the intersection of Kiamensi Rd @ Rothwell Drive at approximately 2:00 am on May 24th. When the units arrived, they discovered two injured subjects inside of the vehicle. Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics.

Ultimately, Isabel Cooper, 34, and her boyfriend Thessalonias Berry, 34, were identified as the occupants of the vehicle. The victims had been expecting their first child together, as Isabel Cooper, at the time of her death, was seven months pregnant.

The investigation into the deaths of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry has uncovered that Walter T. Lolley was one of the last persons to have contact with both victims, said Eckerd. Walter T. Lolley should be considered armed and dangerous, added Eckerd.

Lolley is known to frequent the city of Wilmington, however, has not been seen since the murders of Isabel Cooper and Thessalonias Berry, according to Eckerd.

He is also being sought by the Wilmington Police Department in connection with a separate criminal investigation.

Lolley is described as a black male, black hair, brown eyes, 5’07”, between 130lbs and 180lbs.

 

 


 

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