UPDATE WITH ARREST: POLICE INVESTIGATE DOUBLE HOMICIDE IN BELVEDERE.

(Wilmington, DE 19804) On June 17, 2018, at 1:27 am, patrol officers from the New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to a shooting that had occurred on the unit block of Lloyd Street in the Community of Belvedere.   When the patrol units arrived, they discovered a 15-year-old female victim inside of a vehicle and a 35-year-old second victim a short distance away. Both of the subjects had apparent gunshot wounds and were later pronounced deceased by New Castle County Paramedics. The victims were identified as 15-year-old Doris E. Dorsey and 35-year–old Vincent DiMenco.   Doris had returned home on Saturday evening to spend time with her father on his birthday- the day before Father’s Day.

Vincent, a friend of the family, had stopped by to visit his friend on his birthday.  There were no signs of a struggle preceding this incident and the homeowners provided statements that this unfortunate incident was unprovoked.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit arrived on scene and assumed the investigation.  Detectives have worked tirelessly over the past three months collecting evidence and conducting interviews.  The result of this work ultimately led to the identification of 32-year-old Glenford Blackwood as a potential suspect in this case.  It is not believed that Glenford Blackwood was known by either victim, although he was in fact known to one of the homeowners.

This afternoon, (September,21) Glenford Blackwood was arrested and charged with the murders of Doris E. Dorsey and Vincent DiMenco.

“On that tragic day, two innocent victims’ lives were taken by an evil person who was identified as Glenford Blackwood”, stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. “Mr. Blackwood has shattered the lives of all of those who loved Vincent DiMenco and Doris Dorsey.  His actions also affected the community of Belvedere as many of the residents were afraid to leave their homes or allow their children to play outside.

“I hope the arrest today provides some relief to the community.  More importantly, I hope that the family will now have some of their questions answered as they continue to come to terms with the loss of their loved ones.

“I am extremely proud of the investigative work done by the men and women of my agency.  Lead investigator Det. Reid along with Det. Mancuso, Det. Dinardo and our entire Criminal Investigations Unit worked tirelessly to develop Blackwood as the suspect.  Our Patrol Officers maintained a constant presence in this normally quiet community to combat the fear and concerns of its residents.  I am grateful to the community as they demonstrated the courage it takes to rid our neighborhoods of those who are determined to engage in criminal activity.  I am also very confident that as the community and police relationship strengthens; our communities will become safer for all to enjoy.”

Glenford Blackwood was charged with two counts of felony Murder 1st, and two counts of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

He was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2 and held in lieu of  $2,120,000 cash bail.

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