Man found dead in Newark, Del. motel room

Delaware State Police are investigating the discovery of a man found dead in a Newark motel room Saturday afternoon.

Police say around 2:30 p.m. a motel employee discovered a tenant dead at the Days Inn on Churchman's Road.

The man has been identified as 34-year-old Matthew Ornstein of Maryland. Ornstein's body was located inside a tent which was pitched on top of the bed.

Authorities say they also found several small propane canisters.

According to police, an investigation revealed that Ornstein had been using the propane canisters as a lighting source inside the tent.

Through further investigation it was determined that Matthew Ornstein had been using the propane canisters as a lighting source inside of the tent he had erected.

A cause of death has not yet been determined.

Police say there does not appear to be any foul play involved.
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