Delaware State Police

Decomposing Body Found Behind Store in Delaware

Police are trying to identify a body that was found in a wooded area behind a store in Delaware Tuesday afternoon.

A landscaper working in the area discovered the decomposing body behind the BJ’s Wholesale Club on the 2100 block of Kirkwood Highway just west of Elsmere around 2:30 p.m.

Investigators say the partially clothed body was located around 20-feet into the wooded area behind the store. Officials have not yet determined the identity, age or gender of the victim.

The body was removed from the scene and an autopsy will be performed.

Delaware State Police detectives continue to investigate.

If you have any information on the incident, call the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 Extension #9.

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