On December 9, 2013, 17-year-old Lamar Wilmer was at home with his family in the 2600 block of North Van Buren Street when two young males knocked at the front door and asked for “Mar”. Lamar’s mother told him that people were at the door for him, and he acknowledged that he knew the two young men and went outside with them. Outside, they began talking and two other males joined the conversation. After about 3-5 minutes outside, one of the males shot Lamar with a handgun and everyone fled. Lamar ran back inside of his home and died in his living room.
Anyone with information about this cold case investigation is encouraged to contact the Wilmington Police Department’s Cold Case Unit. The Unit typically handles cases that have remained unsolved after a year, and after all investigative leads have been exhausted by the primary investigator. Members of the Cold Case Unit work tirelessly to pursue new leads in these cases, and to deliver justice on behalf of those who have been affected by crime.
You can also provide information to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or delawarecrimestoppers.org. Delaware Crime Stoppers program is a non-profit organization led by dedicated citizens against crime. No police will come to your home – it’s completely anonymous and best of all, Delaware Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards if your tip leads to an arrest.