Wilmington Man Found Dead in Creek

Wilmington Man Found Dead in Creek

Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Wilmington man Wednesday night.  Wilmington police say officers were checking on a vehicle that had run off the road in the 1500 block of Charlotte Street when they came across the body of 67 year old Melvin VonKaenel lying in nearby Deer Creek.  Police believe VonKaenel’s SUV got stuck and he was walking for help when he fell down an embankment and into the creek where he died. The likely cause of death will be hypothermia, but officials will await the results of toxicology tests before making a final ruling.

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