Death Investigation Continues At Smyrna Ball Field Sunday

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Smyrna – For a third straight day investigators are on scene at the Little Lass softball fields in Smyrna continuing a death investigation that began on Friday.

On Saturday Smyrna Police confirmed that human remains were discovered at around 4:30 Friday afternoon in the area of the Little Lass batting cages, located at 887 Duck Creek Parkway.

Officials said that It is believed that the remains are that of a child and that they believe that the child was less than 10 years of age.

On Friday officials said they were being assisted by the Delaware Attorney Generals Office, the office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office.

This morning, Sunday, at around 8:20 investigators with the Fire Marshal’s office once again dispatched to the scene along with Saint Francis’ Special Operations Rehab Unit. With the temperature expected to be in the 80s and the humidity level at 90%,  Saint Francis was likely dispatched to set up cooling and hydration tents for the investigators.

With few details emerging from the scene local parents have taken to social media to see if anyone has details surrounding the investigation. Some of those parents wonder if they should be worried while others speculate on missing person reports and recent Amber Alerts. Police said on Saturday that they were withholding details surrounding the investigation to preserve the integrity of the investigation.

The investigation caused the cancelation of all games at the facility over the weekend and re-routed traffic away from the scene.

DelDOT released the following statement” “DUCK CREEK PKWY IS CLOSED BETWEEN MAIN N MAIN ST AND HE SMYRNA HIGH SCHOOL DUE TO POLICE ACTIVITY
Effect / Impact: PLEASE USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE”

Any persons with possible information are urged to contact Det/Sgt Brien Street at 302-653-9217.

This is a developing story.

 

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