The buildings that once housed the pediatric offices of Earl Bradley are no more. The Delaware Attorney General orderd it torn down as a symbolic way of eliminating the reminder of his crime.
People lined up chairs and watched the spectacle as heavy bulldozers came in to crush the white buildings that filled the site on Route 1 in Lewes. Traffic slowed as work cones were set up on the road so the equipment could come and go. Large dumpsters were brought on to the site to make sure when the work was that the area was cleaned up.
The little yellow v-w bug was among the first items picked up and trashed. It had been a symbol for the former Bay-bee’s pediatric office operated by Bradley.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden was there to over see the operation. He praised the community and especially the contractors who donated their time to make sure the job was done. “It doesn’t eliminate the memories, but it does eliminate the reminder. That’s why today is a better day than most, ” Biden said.
Bradley was sentenced in August to a total of 164 years in prison. When the Bradley case was exposed in December 2009 a review of how and why it could happen was done by Linda Ammons, the head of the Widener Law School. A series of laws were passed by the Delaware legislature aimed at preventing this type of abuse from happening in the future.
No plans have been announced on what the site will be use for in the future.