Murder USA: Richard Jacobs Found Shot to Death in his Car

Delaware Police BeatRichard Jacobs Found Shot to Death in his Car

Magnolia, Del. – Delaware State Police report that their Homicide Unit detectives continue to investigate the death of a man who was found shot inside of a car in Magnolia.

MURDER USAThe investigation began Friday, March 27, 2015, at approximately 11:20 p.m., after troopers responded to the unit block of Grays Lane in the Meadowbrook Acres development, Magnolia, DE, for the report of shots fired. Upon their arrival, troopers located a male subject deceased in the driver’s seat of a 1998 Ford Escort.

The male victim, later identified as Richard L. Jacobs, Jr., 44, of Dover, DE, was transported from the scene by the Office of Forensic Science where an autopsy was performed. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide with the cause of death being multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

The investigation into this incident by the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is continuing. No further details will be released at this time as to not jeopardize the integrity of the investigation.

If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact the Detective William Porter at 302-531-5892. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”


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