The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is asking for the assistance of the public in connection with the 2013 murder of Lamar Wilmer.
On December 9, 2013, 17-year-old Lamar Wilmer was at home with his family in the 2600 block of North Van Buren Street when two young males knocked at the front door and asked for “Mar”. Lamar’s mother told him that people were at the door for him, and he acknowledged that he knew the two young men and went outside with them.
Once outside, they began talking and two other males joined the conversation. After about 3-5 minutes outside, one of the males shot Lamar with a handgun and everyone fled. Lamar ran back inside of his home and died in his living room.
This investigation remains ongoing, and investigators are asking the public for assistance.
Anyone with information about this investigation, or any other cold case, is encouraged to contact the WPD Cold Case Unit:
The Cold Case Unit office can be reached at (302) 576-3937
Investigator Robert Partlow can be reached at (302) 650-3967 or [email protected]
ATF Special Agent Veronica Hnat can be reached at (302) 275-0369 or [email protected]
You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org.
The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is part of the department’s Criminal Investigations Division, and includes WPD cold case investigators and an agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
The Unit typically handles cases that have remained unsolved after a year, and after all investigative leads have been exhausted by the primary investigator. Members of the Cold Case Unit work tirelessly to pursue new leads in these cases and to deliver justice on behalf of those who have been affected by crime.