Marydel – Detectives are conducting a death investigation after a body was found along a road near Marydel today.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m. troopers responded to Sandy Bend Road, south of Lucks Drive, for a report of a body found in a ditch along the roadway. Troopers arrived to find the body of Timothy Ashley, 30, of Dover, who was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no immediately apparent cause of death.
The body has been turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
If anyone has any information in reference to this death, they are asked to contact Det. Porter at 302-531-5892. Tips can also be submitted using the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at: http://www.delaware.gov/apps/. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."