Vaughn Prison Guard’s Death Ruled Homicide By Trauma

Smyrna – The Delaware Division of Forensic Science has completed the autopsy of Lieutenant Steven R. Floyd which has determined the death to be a homicide by trauma, according to Public Information Officer Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Authorities said they will not release any further information regarding the autopsy in order to protect the integrity of the active and on-going investigation.

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Smyrna- Delaware State Police continue their investigation into the death of a Department of Correction officer which occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Jeffrey R. Hale.

Hale said the Delaware State Police Homicide unit detectives, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Correction, are continuing their investigation into the death of Correctional Officer Sergeant Steven R. Floyd, which occurred at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

The investigation is expected to be “lengthy and arduous” due to the number of inmates involved and the the amount of evidence that needs to be examined, according to Hale.

Hale said that detectives will be conducting hundreds of interviews and must collect and examine countless pieces of physical and video evidence.

Delaware State Police and the Department of Correction have closed Building C as it is being held as a crime scene.