State Police Investigating Homicide in Long Neck

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 25-year-old Christopher Moran, of Millsboro, Delaware, for the murder of his stepfather, Dennis Harmon.

On June 2, 2024, at approximately 10.33 p.m., troopers responded to the 25000 block of Redwing Lane in the Rehoboth Shores for a stabbing. When troopers arrived, they found 61-year-old Dennis Harmon suffering from stab wounds in a front yard and began life-saving efforts. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The preliminary investigation revealed that during a fight, Moran stabbed Harmon multiple times and fled the scene. Troopers found Moran walking a short time later in the Rehoboth Shores and took him into custody without incident.

Moran was arrested and taken to Troop 7, where he was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,180,000 cash bond.

  • Murder First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate this case. Troopers are asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact Sergeant S. Yeich by calling 302-741-2703. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delawarecrimestoppers.com.

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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