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Dover Police Conducting Death Investigation After Body Found in Silver Lake 11-21-2017

Incident/Complaint#:  50-17-38548

Date/Time:   Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 1:04PM

Location:  West Side of Silver Lake (Shoreline closest to Silver Lake Blvd), Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is conducting a death investigation after the body of a 39-year-old man was found in Silver Lake on Tuesday afternoon, by a man who was kayaking on the lake.  Officers arrive to find Dover resident, Anthony McDonald, deceased just after 1:00PM.  There were no obvious signs of foul play and the cause of death will later be determined by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science (Medical Examiner’s Office).

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7111. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com.