Several law enforcement agencies provide reports and information on their websites if you’re interested in knowing more about the number of murders in Delaware by year. One example is the Uniform Crime Report, or UCR, that is released annually by the Federal Bureau of investigation. This report shows, in detail, the data and statistics surrounding the crime rates, crimes, and the locations of these crimes in most, if not every, city, county, and state throughout the United States, including Delaware. Another resource which provides homicide statistics for every state is Project: Cold Case, who defines themselves as “a not-for-profit organization with an ambitious goal of publicizing all unsolved homicides in the United States while linking information, families, and law enforcement, and ultimately, helping to solve cold cases.”
According to Project: Cold Case’s statistics for Delaware, there are currently roughly 517 unsolved murders in Delaware dating from 1980 to 2019. Looking further into the statistics on the same website, there were around 1,993 murders in Delaware from 1965 to 2019, and through the years, roughly 1,476 of those murders were solved, leaving around 517 unsolved murders in the state of Delaware alone.
Many local and state law enforcement and investigating agencies have compiled lists or databases of their current unsolved murders and missing persons cases in Delaware, some of which include detailed information about the crime or disappearance themselves. A few examples of the unsolved murders in northern Delaware include the 2013 murder of Kaiheem White, the 1993 murder of Linda Ann Moody Armstrong, the 2000 murder of Carmen Rodriguez, the 2013 murder of Lamar Wilmer, and the 2013 murder of Samantha Neuwein, among countless others. Additionally, some of the currently unsolved central Delaware murders include the 2006 murder of Jay Stratton, the 2003 murder of Gregory Philip Love, the 1989 murder of Russell LeGates, the 2013 murder of Gregory Keiser Sr., and the 2012 murder of Jonathan Grioli, among others. Also, some examples of unsolved murders in Dover, Delaware, include the 2014 murder of Christopher Gillis, the 2007 murder of Jerome Hill, the 2016 murder of Tyler Parton, and the 1986 murder of Lonnie Hill, among many others. Finally, a few examples of unsolved murders in Kent County, Delaware, include the 2015 murder of Douglas Kimball, the 1990 murder of Lena Lorraine Thomas, the 1983 murder of Shirley Weckerly, and the 2009 murder of Robert Watkins, among many others.