Four adults were found dead inside a tent in a wooded area in Stanton Tuesday afternoon, according to Delaware State Police.
The victims were identified as 62-year-old Joseph Messick and 36-year-old Sydney Messick, who were uncle and nephew, respectively, along with 36-year-old Avelina Demato and 33-year-old Timothy Cunningham.
According to authorities, the individuals were discovered along the 500 block of Main Street near Telegraph Road around 3:05 p.m. on February 18, 2020. Authorities noted that, while an investigation continues, they do not currently suspect foul play.
A propane heater was discovered in the tent, but authorities wouldn't speculate on its involvement in the fatalities. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.