(New Castle, De 19720) Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigation Unit have identified the deceased victims as 18-month-old, Walton Connell and his mother 45-year-old Laura Connell. Laura Connell’s death has been ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Walton Connell’s cause and manner of death are pending further investigation by the Delaware Division of Forensic Science. However, investigators have determined that Walton’s death was not caused by a gunshot wound.
If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a violent crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit/ is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.