Delaware State Police are investigating after a body was found Wednesday morning in a marshland near the southbound lanes of U.S. Route 13 in New Castle.
Just before 11 a.m., a billboard maintenance crew was working in a field around the 100 block of South DuPont Highway and found the decomposing body.
Police said preliminary investigation indicated that the unidentified, partially-clothed, decomposing skeletal remains were located approximately 20 feet down a grass embankment, in a marshland type area. The age or gender of the remains has not been yet been determined.
Officials are working to remove the body from the scene and conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Detectives are continuing their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.
If anyone has any information related to this incident, they are asked to call 302-834-2630 ext. 7. Police said information may also be provided online at www.tipsubmit.com. Or, you can text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
It is the beginning of the end for Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino. The hotel shuts down Monday morning, and early Tuesday the casino will follow.
Summer is not over just yet! 90 degree temperatures will take us into September. Much of the week ahead is looking hot with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.
There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday.
Unsettled weather will continue through Labor Day with temperatures soaring in the 90's. We aren't looking at a washout but there will be pop up showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening on Monday.
Monday (90/72): Clouds/Storm
Tuesday (93/71): Clouds/Storm
Wednesday (87/63) Mostly Sunny