UPDATED: DSP Arrest Suspect in Bridgeville Murder


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UPDATED 06/13/23 – 12pm – The suspect wanted in the murder of 52 year old Troy Scofield of Bridgeville has been arrested by Delaware State Police. Police located 27 year old Alan Alcantara’s blue Honda Civic on Sunday parked on a commercial property in Georgetown. Detectives searched the car and found Scofield’s body in the trunk.

Early this morning Dover Police were called for a suspicious person on South Little Creek Road and found Alcantara hiding in a shed. He was arrested, taken to Troop 3 and charged with 1st degree murder. He’s being held at SCI in default of a $1-million cash bond.


ORIGINAL STORY – 6/10/23 – Your help is needed to locate a man wanted for murder. Bridgeville Police were called to a home on Cedar Street in Bridgeville for a missing person Friday night just after 11. Their investigation revealed a 52 year old man who lives at the residence with two others could not be located and there were signs of a violent confrontation in the home. The person who notified police spotted one of the residents of the home, 27 year Alan Alcantara drive off in a 2005 blue Honda Civic.

Car similar to one Alcantara was driving / 2005 Honda Civic

Delaware State Police have assumed the investigation and continue to attempt to locate the missing person. Through crime scene examination and further investigative leads, investigators identified Alcantara as the suspect, and obtained an arrest warrant for 1st degree murder. No further details of this investigation will be released at this time.

If you have information on Alcantara’s whereabouts – contact DSP 302-365-8441 or Crime Stoppers at 800-847-3333.