2009 Murder Of Robert W. Watkins (40)

On Friday September 25, 2009, Delaware State Police responded to 107 Jefferey Drive in the London Village community, in Magnolia, Delaware for a report of a shooting that had just occurred.

When Troopers arrived, they located the deceased body of 40-Year-Old Robert W. Watkins.

Investigators say victim Watkins and his girlfriend drove to Magnolia to purchase prescription pain pills. The Victims were approached by a black male and robbed at gunpoint. During the robbery the suspect fired one shot striking Victim Watkins in the chest.

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.

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