New Castle man arrested in connection with woman’s death last year

(photo courtesy of New Castle City Police)

(photo courtesy of New Castle City Police)

Police in Delaware have arrested a man in connection with the death of a woman found in a New Castle shopping center last year.

New Castle City Police arrested Dustin Brown, 31, of New Castle on Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the death of Kimberly Quade in October.

Quade was found in the parking lot of Airport Plaza between a Farmer’s Market and a BJ’s in the early hours of October 6th.

Police say a four-month investigation determined Brown struck Quade with his vehicle on Route 273 near Rambleton Drive sometime between the late evening and early morning, either the day before or on the day Quade’s body was found. 

Police say Brown drumped Quade’s body in the parking lot of the New Castle Farmer’s Market. He is charged with manslaughter and leaving the scene of a collision causing death. 

A Superior Court Judge ordered a $50,000 secured bond on Brown pending a preliminary hearing, according to police. Brown is being held at the Smyrna Correctional Facility pending bond.

 

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