Murder USA: Teen charged with slaying of his father with crossbow; kept dead dad upstairs for days

MURDER USATeen killed dad in DelawareHarrington, Del. – Detectives with the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit have arrested a 17-year-old teen in connection with the death of his father.

The investigation began at approximately 9:45 a.m., Thursday December 11, 2014 when officers from Harrington Police Department, assisting troopers, responded to 4822 Park Brown Road for a report of a check on the well-being.  A Harrington officer was the first to arrive on-scene and was contacted by two co-workers of an adult male who lives at the house. 

The co-workers were concerned about the 41-year-old male resident who hadn’t shown up for work in the past couple of days.  When they initially arrived at the house, the two made contact with the man’s teenage son who claimed he may have killed his father.  After placing the 17-year-old in custody, the officer made entry into the house, along with Kent County Paramedics and located the 41-year-old victim deceased in a bedroom from an undetermined wound to the upper torso.

Todd E. Ramsey, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene by county paramedics and was later removed by the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security Division of Forensic Science who will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Seth H. Ramsey, 17, was transported to Troop 3 near Camden where he was charged with Murder in the first degree and possession of a deadly weapon during the Commission of a Felony.  He was then transported to Stevenson Detention House in Milford where he is being held without bail.

Detectives continue their investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident.  Police report that no motive has been established.

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