(Bear, DE 19701) Yesterday (March 22nd) at approximately 4:14 P.M., officers from the New Castle County Division of Police responded to the area of County Road for a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival officers discovered a female victim with multiple stab wounds. Although life-saving efforts were provided, the victim succumbed to her wounds.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Criminal Investigations Unit, Homicide Squad were notified and assumed the investigation.

At this time, there is no further threat to the public and a person of interest has been identified.

This investigation is still ongoing and in its early stages.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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 John.Mancuso@newcastlede.gov or by calling the New Castle County Division of Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.

“On behalf of the men and women of the New Castle County Division of Police, I wish to express our condolences and prayers to the families who lost a loved one”  stated Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr., “I can assure our communities that we are working diligently to ensure that the culprit is held accountable for this senseless crime.

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.

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