UPDATE: Dover Police Conducting Death Investigation After Body Was Discovered in Silver Lake 3-14-2018

UPDATE:

The Dover Police Department has positively identified the body found in SIlver Lake on Tuesday, March 13th, as Stefphone Powell.  The cause of death at this time is unknown and pending toxicology results by the Office of the Medical Examiner.  There are no obvious signs of foul play at the present time.  Powell was reported missing on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 and a Gold Alert was issued by the Dover Police Department
(see link: GOLD ALERT ISSUED FOR DOVER MAN).     

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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.

 

ORIGINAL RELEASE

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-8249

Date/Time:   Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 1:09PM

Location:   Silver Lake, at the rear of Lakeview Drive, Dover, DE

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

Narrative: 

The Dover Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a body was found in Silver Lake on Tuesday afternoon.  At approximately 1:09PM, officers were called to an area of Silver Lake at the rear of Lakeview Drive for a body that was found in the water.  Responding officers located a black male subject in the water.  A forensic investigator from the Office of the Medical Examiner took custody of the body.  Positive identification and cause of death are pending the medical examiner’s report.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. 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.

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