Delaware State Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of Kenton W. Wolf of Smyrna.


Delaware State Police detectives have made an arrest in a Smyrna-area homicide case.

Detectives were able to identify Juan C. Restrepo-Duque, 18, of Newark, as the suspect in this case, said police spokesman Cpl. Thomas Guarini.

Restrepo-Duque was taken into custody early Feb. 23 while at his residence in Newark.

The victim, Kenton W. Wolf, 61, was last seen Feb. 12, although detectives said relatives had talked to him as late as Feb. 14.

Police said Wolf’s coworkers called after the man had not come in for work for several days. Troopers went to Wolf’s home on Ashfield Court, Willow Court, on Feb. 19 and found him dead. There was no sign of forced entry, although evidence at the scene suggested a homicide, Newton said.

Restrepo-Duque was formally charged with first-degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, and theft of a motor vehicle.

He was jailed at the Howard Young Correctional Institute without bond.

Guarini did not provide any information on how police identified Restrepo-Duque as a suspect.