Delaware State Police Seek Assistance with an Unsolved Murder

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The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continue to investigate the murder of Hemantkumar Maganlal Chauhan, 57, of Wilmington. Today marks the 10th anniversary of this unsolved murder.

On, Friday, November 2nd, 2012, Hemantkumar Maganlal Chauhan who owned the Penn-Bantum Market located at 418 Newport Gap Pike Wilmington, DE, was working when a male suspect entered the store armed with a knife. The suspect jumped over the counter and had a physical altercation with the victim which resulted in him being stabbed. Chauhan subsequently died from the injuries sustained from the incident.

The suspect was described as a black male with a light skin-tone, approximately 5’10”-6′ tall, muscular build, wearing a black hooded jacket, a baseball hat, blue jeans, and white sneakers.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective Maher by calling 302-739-5939. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at [email protected].

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