Police ID woman found in Wilmington trash can

    The investigation into a woman found dead in a trash can in Wilmington has been ruled a homicide.

    Wilmington Police identified the victim as Miprecious Hoskins, 21, of Wilmington. An autopsy found she died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

    The investigation began when officers were called to the 800 block of E. 22nd Street around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, in reference to a possible suspicious death. 

    Sgt. Andrea Janvier said when officers arrived, they found Hoskins’ body in a trash can located near a home at the corner of North Locust and E. 22nd Streets.

    Upon further investigation, members of the Criminal Investigations Division got a warrant to search the home in reference to a person of interest in the investigation.

    Anyone with information relative to this investigation is asked to call Detective Thomas Curley at 302-576-3625 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS-3333, or text 888777.

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