Frankford: State police investigating death of elderly man

FRANKFORD – Delaware State Police have assumed the investigative reins in the death of an elderly man found at a residence in the town of Frankford Tuesday evening.

State police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier confirmed the state police are conducting a death investigation on a 69-year-old male from Thatcher Street.

State police are not releasing any further information amid an on-going investigation, Cpl. Fournier said.

Frankford Police Chief Michael Warchol said town police initially responded to several calls to check on the welfare of the man at the Thatcher Street residence. The man was found deceased in the home.

Due to “extenuating circumstances,” Chief Warchol said state police were called in to assume the lead role in the investigation.

“I don’t have the manpower,” said Chief Warchol. “They have more resources and more manpower.”

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