On Friday, March 17, 1989, Delaware State Police responded to RT 9 Five Points west of Lewes, in Lewes, Delaware for a report of a body that was discovered during a house fire.
When Troopers arrived, they located the deceased body of 77-Year-Old Aurelio Maestri.
Investigators say After Lewis Fire Department was dispatched to a fully involved fire, Victim Maestri’s body was discovered inside his residence. The Fire Marshall’s Office found the fire was deliberately set and the victim had blunt force trauma to his head and torso.
This investigation remains ongoing, and investigators are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information about this cold case investigation is encouraged to contact the Delaware State Police Cold Case Division.
You may provide any information regarding this case to the Cold Case Homicide Division directly by contacting Det. Mark Ryde at Mark.Ryde@delaware.gov or (302) 741-2730.
Tipsters may also provide anonymous tips by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800- TIP-3333, or visit their website at www.Delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or visit us on Facebook at Delaware Crime Stoppers.