Police: Softball bat used in murder

By Mellany Armstrong 11:15am, February 27, 2013 - Updated 7:41am, February 28, 2013
County police say a softball bat was the murder weapon in the death of a Claymont man February 16th.

"We believe a (softball) bat, which is a TPS bat, was possibly used in this crime. It's a rare bat, it looks like an older model bat, and we're just hoping somebody can come forward with some information for us to help us," said Corporal John Weglarz.

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Weglarz says 43-year-old Wayne Cappelli's body was found in a ditch in the Silvercroft community in Brandywine Hundred. He had been walking home from work from DuPont when he was killed. Police also have home surveillance video of two vehicles, one in which the brake lights go on for a period of time. Police would like to find out who these cars belong to, to rule them out as suspects in the crime.

Detectives are also asking for individuals throughout New Castle County who, while out walking, have been approached by any suspicious person or persons and/or vehicles and as a result were threatened or assaulted, to call police.

You may also send an anonymous message by texting the key word NCCPD followed by your message to 847411. Information may also be provided through the website, NCCPD.com. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Delaware Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 to persons providing anonymous information that leads to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.

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