Witnesses sought in Claymont beating death

February 22, 2013 9:45:30 AM PST
New Castle County Detectives are asking for the public's help solving the murder of a man brutally attacked and left on the side of the road.

43-year-old Wayne Cappelli's body was discovered by a passerby near a home in the 2100 block of Delaview Avenue just before 8:00 a.m. Monday.

Investigators believe he was attacked on Saturday night at or near that location. Cappelli died from blunt force trauma to his upper body.

They also believe a vehicle may have been involved, and are hoping someone can help identify cars that may havae been driving through the area from newly released surveillance photos.

Investigators are hoping that someone walking or traveling in a vehicle on Delaview Avenue between Marsh Road and Veale Road may have witnessed something on Saturday, February 16th between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact New Castle County Police Detectives at 302-395-8133, the Crime Investigations Unit at 302-395-8110 or Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.


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