Wilmington PD release surveillance images in downtown murder case

Police call the SUV seen in this surveillance photo a

Police call the SUV seen in this surveillance photo a "possible vehicle of interest" in a Wednesday evening murder in downtown Wilmington. (photo courtesy Wilmington PD)

The investigation into the murder of a city man in the heart of downtown Wilmington continues as police post three surveillance videos of the car that may be connected to the killing.


Police are calling the light colored SUV seen in the surveillance photos a “possible vehicle of interest” in the killing of 35-year-old Melvin Smith. The Wilmington man was stabbed in the neck around 9 p.m. Wednesday. He died a short time later.

Police say the vehicle of interest looks like a light-colored Ford Expedition which may have Delaware license plates. They say the car was last seen heading west on W. 4th St. from King St.

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Anyone with information on the vehicle is asked to call Detective Brian Conkey at 302-584-6927, 302-576-3660, the Homicide Hotline at 302-576-3939. There is a $10,000 reward being offered for information that leads an arrest and conviction in this case.

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