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December 26, 2015

Delaware woman finds man's body in Newark backyard

Police say body showed no obvious signs of trauma

Police in Newark, Delaware, are investigating after a woman discovered a man's decomposing body in her backyard Saturday afternoon.

According to authorities, the woman found the body in the unit block of Ray Street around 12:30 p.m., 6 ABC reports.

Police said the man appeared to be between 20 and 30 years old and exhibited signs of decomposition. The body, which did not show evidence of obvious trauma, was transferred to the Division of Forensic Science.

Police have requested that anyone with information contact them at 302-366-7100 ext. 3135.