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Pawan Kumar, Suspect In Dewey Beach Homicide, Found Dead in New Jersey

10:42 PM, Jun 19, 2012   |    comments
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DEWEY BEACH, Del. (WUSA) - The suspect in the Dewey Beach homicide has been found dead in New Jersey, Delaware State Police said. 

"The Delaware State Police have been informed by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, Major Crimes Division, that Pawan Kumar has been found dead in the Bellville Motor Lodge, Belleville, NJ," police stated in a news release. 

Police say that Kumar, of Wilmington, Del., was suspected of killing Danielle Mehlman, 26, of Bensalem, Pa. There was an arrest warrant charging Kumar with first degree murder and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

Delaware State Police say Mehlman was found by a cleaning lady at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel. 

Delaware State Police released photos from surveillance video of Kumar.

Dewey Beach, located south of Rehoboth Beach along Delaware's shore, is a popular summertime destination, especially for college students and young adults. 

The medical examiner's ruling is expected Tuesday.  

The medical examiner is still investigating Mehlman's cause of death.


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