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UPDATE: Dover Police Conducting Death Investigation at Home on N. Governors Avenue 2-5-2020

Following an autopsy on February 5th, homicide has been ruled out as the cause of death of a 50-year-old male on a N. Governors Avenue home.  Toxicology results are still pending to determine the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected.  The name of the deceased will not be released as a result.


Incident Number: 50-20-4194

Date/Time:  Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 1:36PM

Location:  N. Governors Avenue, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit is conducting a death investigation after a 50-year-old male was found deceased inside a home on North Governors Avenue.  Officers responded to the residence for a  psychiatric incident after a subject called the police department.  When they contacted the caller inside of the residence, officers located the body of the deceased man.  The caller was taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.  No obvious cause of death was able to be determined at the scene and an autopsy is scheduled in the near future.  Names of both the caller/subject contacted and the deceased male are being withheld pending further investigation and next of kin notifications.  

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 may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delawarecrimestoppers.com; a cash reward of up to $1,000 is possible for information leading to an arrest.