The Delaware State Police are conducting a death investigation after an adult female was discovered deceased in the bathroom of a local McDonald's.

The preliminary investigation has determined that around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, troopers responded to the McDonald's at 24943 John J. Williams Highway for a report of a female found unconscious in the bathroom. Sussex County Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted to remove the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, and conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The investigation is in its early stages and foul play is not suspected.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective D. Cathell at 302-752-3793. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”