Wilmington– The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continue investigating the murder of Susan Ledyard, 50, of Wilmington. On July 23, 2019, at 7:39 a.m., Susan’s body was found in the Brandywine River near Northeast Boulevard, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Heather Pepper.
Pepper said an autopsy conducted by the Division of Forensic Science ruled Susan’s cause of death to be blunt force trauma and drowning. Susan’s car was parked on Walkers Mill Road, approximately three miles from where Susan’s body was discovered, but it is not believed Susan entered the river where her car was parked.
Through investigative measures, detectives have been able to account for Susan’s activity until 3:00 a.m. on July 23, 2019, the night before she was found but the publics’ assistance is still needed in determining her actions between 3:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., as well as any information that will lead to the identification of her killer.
Susan is described as a white female, 5’4” tall, 130 lbs., with shoulder-length brown hair, and was wearing a purple tank top.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Detective Daniel Grassi at (302) 365-8441 or Detective Amy Lloyd at (302) 365-8411.
Last September Ledyard’s family held a press conference asking for the publics’ help in solving her death. That press conference can be viewed below.