Bensalem woman slain in Del., male suspect sought

Surveillance photos of a man believed to be Pawan Kumar of Wilmington, a suspect in the investigation of a woman's murder in Dewey Beach, Del. Her body was found June 18, 2012.
Surveillance photos of a man believed to be Pawan Kumar of Wilmington, a suspect in the investigation of a woman's murder in Dewey Beach, Del. Her body was found June 18, 2012.
Posted: June 20, 2012

A Bensalem woman has been identified as the victim of a homicide at a motel in a Delaware beach commuity.

She's Danielle Mehlman, 26, according to Delaware State Police. Her body was found about 10:45 a.m. Monday at the Atlantic Oceanside Motel on Coastal Highway in Dewey Beach, Sussex County.

Earlier today, police appealed for the public's help in locating a suspect, Pawan Kumar, 26, who was living at the Stratford Apartments in the 3000 block of Naamans Road in Wilmington.

See accompanying photographs of a man believed to be Kumar, described by police as of "Middle Eastern descent."

Details about the cause of death were unavailable, as medical examiner continued to investigate, according to state police.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Chambers at 302-856-5850, Ext. 206, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-846-3333. Online, go to www.tipsubmit.com. Anonymous tips can also be texted to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

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