Joseph Slider

(Photo courtesy New Castle County Police)

A suspect is in custody in the apparent murder of a woman in Claymont.

Joseph Slider, 59, fired the shot that killed a 59-year-old woman whose body was found in a house on New York Avenue in the Claymont Addition early Thursday morning, New Castle County Police said.

Slider's being held in lieu of bail, charged with first-degree murder and firearms counts, county police said.