A 911 call about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday reported an unconscious man on a sidewalk in Claymont, according to New Castle County Police, who say responding officers found the man was deceased.
The unidentified man was found in the 1000 block of Linda Road in Darley Woods, Cpl. Tracey Duffy said.
The investigation into this incident is in the early stages and additional information will be released when it becomes available, Duffy said.
Detectives ask anyone with information to call New Castle County Police at (302) 573-2800 or give tips via the force's Facebook page or website at www.nccpd.com.
Tips also may be given to Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or submitted using the New Castle County Police smartphone app, which is available for free download for all iPhone and Android smartphones.