South Bethany, Delaware – At 5:45 last evening, Friday, June 28, 2019 rescue crews from the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company responded to a home in the 200 block of Bay Shore Drive for reports of a possible DOA.
Upon their arrival, crews confirmed that a body was in the canal behind the home. Officials said the body will be turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science to determine the cause of death and the identity of the person.
Over the last couple of weeks, officials have been searching the area for a missing Bethany Beach woman, Linda Lee Bravo, who was last seen on June 13, 2019. Authorities have searched the same canal several times using air, water, and ground assets without success.
With no sign of Bravo and no real answers as to why she disappeared, the community organized a search party in recent days. The FBI also announced that it was joining the investigation.
Officials have not said if they believe the person found in the canal is Bravo, however, Bravo’s son has reportedly told other news outlets that his mother was the woman found in the canal.
Officials with the Bethany Beach Police Department, South Bethany Police, Delaware State Police, and the DNREC responded to the scene.
This is a developing story.