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Del. Police Launch Probe After Body Found in River

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CHRISTIANA, Del.- Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after a body was found in the Christina River, under the elevated section of the Christiana Bypass on Tuesday morning.
 
Police said the incident occurred at approximately 10:15 a.m., as an industrial painting crew was working under the elevated section of the Christiana Bypass and found the decomposing body of an adult white male. The body was located approximately 12 feet from the western rock embankment of the Christina River in approximately 3 feet of water, according to investigators. The body was described by police as a fully clothed, decomposing adult white male.
 
Troopers, with the assistance of the New Castle County Swift Water Rescue Team, were able to access and recover the body from the water. The body was removed from the scene and turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
 
DSP detectives continue their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.
 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the DSP Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at (302) 834-2630, ext. 208, or by utilizing the DSP 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 www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
 
Send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."
 

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