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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Delaware State Police Conducting Death Investigation

Laurel- Delaware State Police Homicide Unit detectives are currently conducting a death investigation involving a three year old female.

The preliminary investigation started on Friday, April 17, 2015, at approximately 7:17 p.m., after a call was received by the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center reporting CPR in progress. The Laurel Police Department, Laurel Fire Department, and Sussex County Paramedics were dispatched to the 900 block of Daniel Street, Carvel Gardens Laurel, DE. The Delaware State Police were contacted to conduct the investigation.

The victim was turned over to the Division of Forensic Sciences where an autopsy was performed. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.

The investigation by the homicide unit detectives is ongoing. So as to not compromise the integrity of this investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective Jon King at 302-741-2821. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


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Anonymous said...

May the walls of justice implode on Datosha Spence, the mother of this innocent 3 year old. Any mother who beat her daughter to death or allowed her daughter to die like she did deserves the same treatment times 10. Datosha Spence may you feel the hate you displayed toward your daughter, during every breath you take.

Anonymous said...

any update at all on this story? Its heart breaking but the least we can do as a community is be sure justice gets served on behalf of the little girl right here in our own town.