Date Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Wilmington, Delaware – The Delaware State Police are currently conducting a death investigation that began on Tuesday morning at approximately 8:58 a.m., on July 23, 2019, after a body was recovered from the Brandywine River in the area of the Church Street Bridge in the City of Wilmington, Delaware.  The victim has been identified as Susan M. Ledyard, 50 of Wilmington, Delaware.

This is an active and ongoing investigation and is in its early stages with further information being released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Amy Lloyd of Troop 2 at 302-365-8411. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at

Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant Richard Bratz

Released: 072519 1830


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