Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Suspicious Death Investigation Continues

Salisbury Police initiate an investigation into the suspicious death of a 50 year-old male during the late afternoon hours of hours of March 28, 2016.

On March 28, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m., Salisbury Police Officers were conducting proactive patrol checks in the area of the 900 block of Mabel Avenue. Officers noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in a dirt parking lot next to an abandoned building within the 900 block of Mabel Avenue. Upon further investigation, the vehicle was determined to be un-occupied, and appeared to be covered in an unknown chemical which emitted a strong, noxious odor. Officers furthered their investigation and determined the owner of the vehicle to reside in the 600 block of Truitt Street. Officers then responded to the 600 block of Truitt Street in an effort to locate the owner of the vehicle.

Upon locating the residence, officers knocked on the door, but did not receive an answer. With closer inspection into the residence, officers were able to observe a male subject laying on the floor. Officers made entry into the residence in an effort to provide emergency first aid to the male subject. Once inside, officers were quickly overcome by the fumes from an unknown chemical. Officers exited the residence and requested the assistance of the Salisbury Fire Department. Fire department personnel arrived at the residence and began a de-contamination process of the officers who had been exposed to the fumes.

The body of the 50 year old male was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical examiner for further examination and to determine a cause of death. At this time the detectives and emergency medical personnel are attempting to identify the chemical that was found in the residence and the vehicle. The chemical has been contained to the residence and the vehicle, and does not appear to pose any threat to the neighboring residences or businesses.

Salisbury Police are being assisted by the Salisbury Fire Department, Parsonsburg Fire Department, Pittsville Fire Department, Delaware Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Environment and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation is on-going and anyone who may have information related to this investigation is requested to contact Crime Solvers of the Lower Eastern Shore at (410) 548-1776, or the Salisbury Police Department at (410)548-3165.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Salisbury Police are being assisted by the Salisbury Fire Department, Parsonsburg Fire Department, Pittsville Fire Department, Delaware Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Department of Environment and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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And the Willards Fire Department and the Powellville FD.