Police Identify Body Recovered from Christina River

Posted on  09/03/2013 5:00 pm


  • Christina River, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Sunday, September 1, 2013, approximately 3:15 p.m. (original incident)


  • Leroy Jones, 63, Wilmington, Delaware


Police have identified Leroy Jones, 63, of Wilmington Delaware, as the victim recovered from the Christina River on September 1, 2013.

The investigation began on September 1, 2013, when police were contacted by a passerby who observed a body floating in the Christina River. Officers recovered the body which was turned over to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. The medical examiner has determined that the cause of death was accidental drowning.

Leroy Jones was reported missing by his family on September 1, 2013. There were no signs of foul play.

The investigation is closed.