Arrest in Delaware taxi driver murder

 Police have charged Joshua Dutton in the death of William Toomey, whose body was found inside this taxi on the side of a Millsboro road in August.(photo courtesy Delaware State Police)

Police have charged Joshua Dutton in the death of William Toomey, whose body was found inside this taxi on the side of a Millsboro road in August.(photo courtesy Delaware State Police)

Delaware State Police have made an arrest in the killing of a taxi driver found dead in his cab last month.

Forty-five-year-old William Toomey’s body was found Aug. 20 after a passer-by reported a suspicious taxi. Toomey had been strangled.

 

Police arrested 23-year-old Joshua Dutton on charges of murder and possessing a deadly weapon. Dutton, who police described as homeless, is being held without bail. It’s unclear if he has an attorney.

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Police say Toomey picked Dutton up on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach around 7:45 p.m. Aug. 20, and that they drove to a secluded area west of Millsboro.

Police say Dutton took off a belt he was wearing and used it to strangle Toomey from behind. Toomey’s body was found in his cab less than three hours later.

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