*Update – Suspect Arrested, Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Murder Suspect

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The Delaware State Police have arrested 27-year-old Alan Alcantara of Bridgeville, Delaware for the murder of 52-year-old Troy Scofield of Bridgeville, Delaware.

On June 9, 2023, at approximately 11:14 p.m., the Bridgeville Police Department responded to 309 Cedar Street for a report of a missing person. Officers arrived and saw that a violent confrontation had occurred in the home, and resident Troy Scofield could not be located. The caller had seen fellow housemate Alan Alcantara leaving the residence in a blue 2006 Honda Civic before the police were contacted.

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assumed the investigation and linked Alcantara to Scofield’s disappearance and apparent homicide. On June 10, 2023, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Alcantara, charging him with Murder First Degree.

On June 11, 2023, at approximately 3:30 p.m., detectives located Alcantara’s blue Honda Civic parked on a commercial property on the 20500 block of Dupont Boulevard in Georgetown. Detectives searched the car and found Scofield’s body in the trunk.

On June 13, 2023, at approximately 3:03 a.m., officers from the Dover Police Department responded to the 1000 block of South Little Creek Road for a report of a suspicious person. Officers arrived and found Alcantara hiding in a shed. He was taken into custody without incident.

Alcantara was taken to Troop 3, where he was charged with Murder First Degree. Alcantara was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $1,000,000 cash bond.

Delaware State Police Seeking Public’s Assistance Locating Murder Suspect

This case is still being investigated by the Homicide Unit. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Detective D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441 or by e-mailing [email protected]. 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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