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Body Found Along Road In New Castle County

CHRISTIANA, Del. (CBS) – Police confirm that a body was found along a roadway in New Castle County, Delaware.

Officials say two pedestrians walking found a male’s body was found in a ditch along Route 273 eastbound, near the University Plaza shopping center in Christiana.

Delaware State Police were later able to identify the deceased as Rodney Lee Faulkner, 21, of Newark.

Authorities report there are no signs of foul play. The body has been turned over to the medical examiner’s office.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 extension 207, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at

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