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State Police Conducting Criminal Investigation After Death, Few Details Released

Delaware State Police are currently investigating a death that occurred Saturday afternoon, according to Public Information Officer, Corporal/3 Heather Pepper.

Pepper said on January 9, 2021, at approximately 3:52 p.m., troopers responded to the 800 block of Sorghum Mill Road for a criminal investigation. During the investigation, a 75-year-old male victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Officials have not released details surrounding the man’s death or if anyone has been charged in the death.

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Pepper would only say that there are no safety concerns or threats as a result of this incident.

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