Delaware Police Investigating Discovery of Human Remains Near Firefly Music Festival

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Music fans enjoy Day 2 of the 2017 Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands on June 16, 2017, in Dover, Del. 

State police are investigating the discovery of skeletal human remains found in a wooded area near Firefly Music Festival, just outside Delaware’s capital city, Dover.

Authorities say the remains were discovered in a wooded area east of Leipsic Road near Marley Lane about 7 p.m. Thursday (June 15) by a person attending the Firefly Music Festival, an annual summer festival held on the grounds of Dover International Speedway. 

Detectives responded to the wooded area, which a local news website reported was about half of a mile from Firefly’s main entrance, and confirmed them to be human skeletal remains.

The Delaware Division of Forensic Science was contacted and is currently assisting with the investigation.

Further details were not immediately available.