State Police Investigating Inmates Death In Sussex County

Delaware State Police are investigating an inmate’s death, which occurred yesterday at Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown, according to Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto.

DeMalto said Delaware State Police detectives, with the assistance of the Delaware Department of Correction, are investigating the death of an inmate which occurred on June 25, 2022. DeMalto said the investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing with further details to be released as they become available.

The victim was turned over to the Delaware Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death. Identification of the victim is pending notification to the next-of-kin.

Records indicate that medical rescue crews were dispatched to the prison at 8:07 Saturday night.

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