Body Recovered from Christina River

Posted on  09/01/2013 6:34 pm


  • Christina River at South Poplar Street, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, September 1, 2013, approximately 3:15 p.m.


  • Unidentified male


Police are investigating after the body of an unidentified male was observed floating in the Christina River.

The Wilmington Department of Police Marine Unit responded to the area and recovered the body from the river at South Poplar Street. The body was turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for autopsy.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can call:

  • Detective Shane Sowden at (302) 576-3606.
  • Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line at (302) 576-3990.
  • Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (1-800-847-3333) or online at