State Police Arrest Homicide Suspect in Fatal Stabbing in Wilmington

Delaware State Police have arrested 39-year-old Clarissa Sierra of Wilmington, Delaware, in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred this morning.

On February 28, 2024, at approximately 12:54 a.m., troopers responded to the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Clayton Road in Wilmington for a report of a stabbing. The suspect, Clarissa Sierra, had called 911, reporting her involvement in a physical altercation that resulted in a stabbing. When troopers arrived, they discovered the adult victim suffering from a stab wound to the chest. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died. His name is being withheld until his family is notified.

Sierra was apprehended at the scene without incident and found to be in possession of a knife. She was transported to Troop 2, where she was charged with the crimes listed below, arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 2, and committed to the Department of Corrections on a $1,065,00 cash bond.


Clarissa Sierra
Clarissa Sierra
  • Murder First Degree (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony (Felony)
  • Possession of a Deadly Weapon by Person Prohibited (Felony)
  • Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon (Felony)

The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is still actively investigating this incident. Residents in Cleland Heights, specifically along Clayton Road, Cleland Course, Robbins Place, Charles Place, and Coyne Place, please review any doorbell or exterior surveillance footage between the hours of 11 p.m. on February 27 and 1 a.m. on February 28.  If you have any relevant information that could assist with the investigation, please contact Det. Daniel Grassi at (302) 365-8441 or via email at

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of a crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and need assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit / Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll-free hotline at 1-800-VICTIM-1 (1-800-842-8461). You may also email the Victim Services Unit at

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