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Dover Police Conducting Death Investigation After Body Found in Shed 6-8-2020

Incident Number: 50-20-14462

Date/Time:  Sunday, June 7th, 2020 at 11:10AM

Location:  Delaware Probation and Parole, 511 Maple Parkway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a body was found in a shed at 511 Maple Parkway in Dover.  On Sunday, June 7th, officers reported to the address after an employee smelled an odor coming from a shed.  Officers arrived and located the body of an unknown female inside of the shed.  Based on the officers observations, it appears the woman was homeless and has been living in the shed for some time.  The identity of the woman and cause of death is unknown at this time, but foul play is not suspected.  

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.