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Dover Police Investigating Death at Firefly Campgrounds 6-17-18

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-19923

Date/Time:   Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at approximately 6:30AM

Location:   Firefly Camping Lot 18, Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is investigating the death of a 20-year-old woman that occurred on Sunday morning.  At approximately 6:30AM, officers were alerted to an unresponsive female in Firefly Camping Lot 18 at Dover International Speedway.  Upon arrival, officers observed that Caroline Friedman from Philadelphia, PA was unconscious at her campsite.  Friedman was treated on scene by medical staff and transported to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 6:55AM.  Friedman was an attendee of the 2018 Firefly Music Festival being hosted at Dover International Speedway.

The cause of Friedman’s death is unknown, but is not believed to be the result of foul play.  An official cause of death is dependent upon autopsy and toxicology results.