(Wilmington, DE 19808) Earlier today (August 2nd) Officers from the New Castle County Division of Police responded to Greenbank Park in reference to the theft of a historical marker in memory of The Lynching of George White.
Yesterday, (August 1st) a concerned citizen noticed that the sign was missing and that there was a large hole in the ground where it once stood.
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit assumed the investigation.
This historical marker was supplied by the State Historical and Cultural Affairs, Division of Public Archives. The blue cast aluminum sign was posted in the park on June 19th, 2019, and a dedication was held on June 23rd, 2019.
“The alleged theft of the lynching memorial marker at Greenbank Park will only bring renewed attention to the horror and injustice that occurred right here in New Castle County,” County Executive Matt Meyer said. “I call on whoever is responsible for this crime to do the right thing and return the marker to us.”
If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Elwood at (302)395-2761 or Daniel.Elwood@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.
Citizens can text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE. You can also submit a tip via our website at http://www.nccpd.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.