Delaware State Police Seek Public’s Assistance in Death Investigation

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Delaware State Police are investigating the death of 54-year-old Lorenzo Gomez-Lopez of Laurel, Delaware.

Delaware State Police are asking for the public’s help with the death investigation of Lorenzo Gomez-Lopez, discovered on June 21, 2023, at approximately 1:30 p.m., at the Delaware Recycling Center at 1101 Lambson Lane in New Castle. At that time, troopers responded to the recycling center after Gomez-Lopez was found dead by employees in a processing area. It should be noted that he was not an employee of the recycling center. The cause of death is unknown at this time, and the autopsy results are pending.

Gomez-Lopez was last seen on Sunday, June 18, sitting outside a home on the 9000 block of Yew Drive in Laurel, Delaware, around 2 p.m. He was no longer there when the family returned around 7 p.m., and his whereabouts until the discovery of his body are unknown.

Detectives have been pursuing leads since the onset of this investigation, and as it continues, detectives are asking for the public’s assistance. If you have information about Mr. Gomez-Lopez’s whereabouts or activities before the discovery of his body, please contact Detective H. Carroll of the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Criminal Investigations Unit by calling 302-365-8467. Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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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