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Posted on: September 23, 2017

Newark Police Investigate Homicide

Westfield Drive

September 23, 2017 – The Newark Police Criminal Investigations Unit is currently conducting a homicide investigation after an adult female was found deceased in a residence on Westfield Drive in Newark.

The investigation began as a check on the welfare when officers responded to a residence on Westfield Drive on September 22, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Officers made entry into the residence and located the body of an adult female who had suffered significant injuries. The female was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her body was turned over to the Division of Forensic Science where an autopsy will be conducted. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Additional information will be released at a later time. This incident is being investigated as isolated with no threat of safety to the community or involvement of university students.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 extension 3136 or

You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.

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