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Update: Delmar Car Fire Death Ruled Suicide

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DELMAR, Del. - The Delaware Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death of a man whose body was found in a burning car near Delmar a suicide.  The ME's office also identified the victim as a 42-year-old Hebron man.

Police say the incident happened shortly after 6 p.m., August 13, in a secluded cornfield in the western outskirts of Delmar. The fire left a large collection of ash, as well as a hodgepodge of pieces from the car. 

 

One neighbor, who wanted to remain nameless, said that she saw the smoke rising from the cornfield.

"Out here in the country, you wouldn't expect something like this to happen," she said. "But I hope the best for the person's family and I send my best regards to them."

The landlord was at the property early Wednesday afternoon to assess the damage. He said that like many neighbors, he was in shock by the fire. He said he leased the farm area out to another person.

Tina Pusey was spending time at her niece's home right down the road from the farm.

"It's kind of scary," she said. "My niece lives out in the area and she has two small children. And it's very quiet. Very seldom do you see traffic or anything like that go around. So it is very scary for her and the children."

For now people in the community are trying to regroup, as they deal with this tragedy.

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