On Thursday October 06, 1988, Delaware State Police responded to a well station on Route 9 in Delaware City for a report of two deceased males. When Troopers arrived at the well station, they discovered the deceased bodies of 36-Year-Old Thomas Trala and 46-Year-Old Raymond Rapuano. Investigators say victim Rapuano died of apparent gunshot wounds, but the medical examiner was unable to determine that manner of death for victim Trala.
There are currently no updates for this case.
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.
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.
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