Man Found Inside Taxi Identified; Death Ruled As A Homicide - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Man Found Inside Taxi Identified; Death Ruled As A Homicide

Posted: Updated:
MILLSBORO, Del. (WBOC) - Delaware State Police say a man was found dead inside a taxi cab parked on the shoulder of a road in Millsboro. Police have now ruled the man's death as a homicide after originally classifying the death as "suspicious."

They have also identified the victim as 45 year old William Toomey of Millsboro. Toomey was a taxi cab driver for the Delaware Beach Taxi.

Further details as to the cause of death are not being released due to the ongoing investigation. 

Police say a passerby called troopers and reported a suspicious taxi on the shoulder of Country Living Road, west of Hardscrabble Road around 10 p.m. Wednesday. Troopers arrived and say they found Toomey's body inside the passenger compartment.

Bill Bunting had passed that vehicle only a short time before then.

"I saw this black vehicle with the lights blinking. He was over too far in the shoulder, like he was in the field," he said. "I slowed down, but I didn't stop. Maybe I should have. I figured that time of night on a lonely road - it's not too smart."

Frances Tate lives on Country Living Road.

"It's a very quiet neighborhood even during the day. You very seldom see anyone out," she said.

That's why she was so surprised to hear what had happened just a short distance from her home.

"Very shocked. I can't believe it. It's so nice and peaceful and quiet here."

And Bunting was shocked to find out there was a man dead inside the vehicle he had passed.

"I was. That's very unusual around here," he said. 

Delaware State Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call Homicide Detective Mark Ryde at 302-299-6102. Or call Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. You can also send an anonymous tip by text to 274637 using the keyword "DSP".



  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Police Search for Vandal Suspects Who Killed Fish

    Police Search for Vandal Suspects Who Killed Fish

    Police are investigating vandalism at Kitty's Flower Shop in Salisbury that occurred around 7:30 Thursday night. The store's outdoor pond was destroyed and several of the fish in that pond were killed.

    More

    Police are investigating vandalism at Kitty's Flower Shop in Salisbury that occurred around 7:30 Thursday night. The store's outdoor pond was destroyed and several of the fish in that pond were killed.

    More
  • New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C.

    New Waterfront Hotel Breaks Ground in O.C.

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    More

    The location of a new waterfront hotel that recently broke ground in Ocean City is raising some eyebrows with neighbors in the downtown area.

    The Cambria Hotel is being built in the vacant lot that sits just north of the Route 50 drawbridge, meaning it will be one of the first things drivers see headed into town.

    More
  • Crisfield Reacts to Possible New Chesapeake Bridge Crossing

    Crisfield Reacts to Possible New Chesapeake Bridge Crossing

    A new crossing maybe on the horizon for one small town. Nearly thirty miles across the Chesapeake Bay lies Maryland's western shore. The state is spending $5 million on a study to find out where to put a third span across the bay.

    One option has that new bridge connecting to Crisfield, Maryland. It's something that younger people, like Markie Harrison, says may make her want to stay in town.

    More

    A new crossing maybe on the horizon for one small town. Nearly thirty miles across the Chesapeake Bay lies Maryland's western shore. The state is spending $5 million on a study to find out where to put a third span across the bay.

    One option has that new bridge connecting to Crisfield, Maryland. It's something that younger people, like Markie Harrison, says may make her want to stay in town.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices