Blood trail leads police to murder suspect

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A bloody trail at the crime scene led Wilmington police officers to a vacant dwelling where they believe the suspect was hiding out.

WILMINGTON (DE): 52 year-old Kevin J. Dyton of the 1600 block of W. 4th street has been arrested and charged with murder after police say they found him hiding out in the 200 block of N. Dupont Street where a blood trail from the crime scene in the 1600 block of W 4th street led them there.

Police say they were summoned to the residence in the 1600 block of W 4th street on Saturday shortly after 3:00 p.m. regarding a possible homicide. Patrol officers were in the area when they noticed a large crowd gathering. When officers went into the residence they located a female victim in a second floor bedroom, who was deceased. The victim was pronounced dead by New Castle County paramedics.

Police say, “it appeared the female victim sustained multiple stab wounds.” She has been identified as Annette Henry, 58 Years-Old, of the 1600 block of W. 4th Street, Wilmington. The victim and the defendant both shared the home together and were boyfriend and girlfriend.

Officers said they spoke to witnesses who told them Dyton was seen with a mop and a bloody rag, according to court documents. Dyton apparently told these witnesses he and Henry had been in a fight which ended with both their hands cut and Henry hospitalized.

The witnesses thought something was wrong when they saw the large amounts of blood inside his residence, according to court documents, and started yelling Dyton’s name.

During the investigation, officers located what appeared to be a blood trail. As they investigated and collected evidence, they began to follow the blood trail from the crime scene. After several hours, the blood trail appeared to have ended at a vacant dwelling located in the 200 block of N. Dupont Street.

Wilmington Police Crisis Management Tactical Team made entry into the dwelling and located the suspect within, attempting to escape capture, police said.

Dyton was charged with murder, 1st degree, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. Dyton has been transferred to the Howard young Correctional Facility for failing to post $250,000 bond.

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