(Claymont, DE 19703) Earlier today, (January 30th, 2021) Detectives from New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal investigation Unit began investigating a homicide that took place in the community of Overlook Colony.

As of this evening, the victim has been identified as 25-year-old Tanasia Rollins-Townsend.

Colonel Vaughn Bond Jr. issued the following statement:

“I am deeply saddened yet again at the loss of another young life in New Castle County.  This senseless act of violence has no place in our communities, and I want to share my deepest condolences with the Rollins family.  Unfortunately, it has become commonplace in New Castle County that many are reluctant to provide investigators with information about those who are responsible for destroying families and neighborhoods one bullet at a time.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit, continue to tirelessly investigate this incident and have been since the early morning, they won’t stop until they secure justice for Ms. Rollins-Townsend and her family.  They can’t do it alone; we know there are individuals out there  with knowledge of this incident, and we need them to come forward.  No matter how insignificant you may think that information is, we need you to share it with our investigators. 

I understand the reluctance in coming forward for a witness; however, there are platforms such as Crime Stoppers where information can be provided anonymously.  You can also provide a tip at the New Castle County Police website.  Until we all work together, violent offenders will continue to destroy our families and communities.  We can’t do this by ourselves, it takes a collective effort from all if we want to have safer and better communities.”     

The New Castle County Division of Police, Criminal Investigation Unit is asking anyone who has any information about this incident, or any residents in the area who have video surveillance, please contact Detective Mancuso at (302) 395-2743 or via email at or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

Citizens can also text a tip anonymously simply by texting the number 847411 keyword: NCCDE.  You can also submit a tip via our website at Additionally, tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook (IM) at New Castle County Division of Police.

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 of assistance, the New Castle County Division of Police Victim Services Unit is available to offer you support and resources through (302)-395-8000.