Victim Identified in Death Investigation, Christiana

Christiana-Delaware State Police Detectives continue their investigation into the recovery of a body from the Christina River under the Christiana Bypass (DE 273) last Tuesday, and have positively identified the victim as Jonathan K. Sheriff-43, reported as a transient from Burlington, North Carolina.

Preliminary investigation by the Delaware State Police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positively identified Jonathan K. Sheriff-43 through fingerprints obtained from the remains. An examination and autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner revealed no apparent trauma and no evidence of foul play at this time. The cause and manner of death is still under investigation.

State Police Detectives continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

If anyone has any information about this incident are asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 Extension #208 or by utilizing the Delaware State Police 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 the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

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