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Family Wants Answers, Justice in Death of Sussex Co. Taxi Driver

MILLSBORO, Del. (WBOC) - The family and friends of a Sussex County man found dead in his own taxi want answers and justice.

"Right now I want answers," said Cassandra Webb, Toomey's sister. "I would love to have the person in front of my face. The stupid, low-life animal - who thinks it's ok to do that. What did he do it for?"

Delaware State Police are calling the death of William Toomey, who worked for Delaware Beach Taxi, a homicide though investigators aren't releasing the manner or cause of death.

It was around 10 P.M. Wednesday that a passerby called police after seeing Toomey's taxi on the shoulder of Country Living Road west of Hardscrabble Road near Millsboro.

Police arrived and found Toomey in the passenger part of his vehicle.

Webb says Toomey was the kind of guy who wouldn't hurt a fly.

"If you know my brother two minutes, you'd love him," Webb said. "He found light in everything and everybody."

That's how George Russell remembers Toomey, too. Russell manages the community where Toomey lived.

"Everybody that knew William knew him as being a fair and good guy," he said. "I just can't believe that somebody would do this to somebody that nice."

Russell says he hung out with toomey for a bit Wednesday afternoon.

"He said he was done for the day. He's was going in to kick back. A couple minutes later he came out and said, 'I got called back in. Somebody didn't show up.'"

"We just want answers, just like everybody else. We want to know how. I want to know who. That's what I want to know. Who?" Webb said. "I'll be glad if the animal is caught, but it isn't going to fix it. William is gone."

Police really have not released many details in this case. They tell WBOC that's so they don't compromise the integrity of the on-going investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone who saw Toomey or his van between 8 and 9 P.M. Wednesday night to contact them. They can call Homicide Detective Mark Ryde at 302-299-6102 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333. Anonymous tips can be sent by text to 274637 using the keyword "DSP".

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