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Updated: Police ID Dover Homicide Victim

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police have identified a body found Tuesday in the backyard of a Dover home and are investigating the incident as a homicide.

According to police, the body of Tyler Parton, 24, of Dover, was found around 7:30 a.m. behind a home in the 400 block of Aspen Drive in Dover's Pinewood Acres development. Kent County EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science says Parton died from a gunshot wound.

The DSP Homicide unit has not released any suspect information at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt. David Weaver at 302-741-2728. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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