State Police Detectives Investigating Homicide in Felton

The Delaware State Police have arrested 55-year-old Leon Reynolds, of Felton, Delaware, for the murder of his wife, Virginia Reynolds.

On January 26, 2024, at approximately 6:21 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a residence on Andrews Lake Road in Felton for an unresponsive woman. When troopers arrived, they observed a 55-year-old woman, identified as Virginia Reynolds, unresponsive with several injuries to her body. Troopers began life saving efforts until the victim was turned over to EMS. The victim was taken to an area hospital by ambulance where she died from her injuries. Due to the nature of the incident, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit assumed the investigation. Through investigative measures, detectives identified her husband, Leon Reynolds as the suspect.

Reynolds was taken into custody and transported to Troop 3, where he was charged with the below crime:

  • 1st Degree Murder (Felony)

Reynolds was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 7 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $1,000,000 cash bond.

The Homicide Unit is actively investigating this incident. Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Detective B. Timmons by calling 302-365-8434 or emailing Information may also be provided by sending a private Facebook message to the Delaware State Police or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-847-3333.

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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