Wilmington Police Continue to Seek Answers to 2002 Murder of Richard Benitez

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WILMINGTON, DE — The Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit is asking for the assistance of the public in connection to the 2002 murder of Richard Benitez.

Authorities state that on October 29, 2002, police responded to the 1100 Block of Lancaster Avenue in response to a shooting incident that had occurred. Officers located Mr. Richard Benitez who had been shot and later succumbed to his injuries.

Police report that this investigation remains ongoing, and investigators are asking the public for assistance.

Anyone with information about this investigation, or any other cold case, is encouraged to contact the WPD Cold Case Unit:

  • The Cold Case Unit office can be reached at (302) 576-3937
  • Investigator Robert Partlow can be reached at (302) 650-3967 or [email protected]
  • ATF Special Agent Veronica Hnat can be reached at (302) 275-0369 or [email protected]
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You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at ‪1-800-TIP-3333 or ‪delawarecrimestoppers.org.

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