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Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: August 16, 2013
DHSS-115-2013





MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE RULES DEATH OF MAN WHOSE BODY WAS FOUND IN BURNING CAR NEAR DELMAR AS A SUICIDE


NEW CASTLE (Aug. 16, 2013) - The Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a man whose body was found Aug. 13 in a burning car near Delmar as a suicide.

Following an autopsy, the Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as a 42-year-old Hebron, Md., man. Under state law, no further information can be released to the public.

The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office said the fire was reported about 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in a cornfield west of Delmar. The fire marshal's office and the Delaware State Police investigated the case.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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