Michael Moore is accused of killing Donnell Davis in Sept. 2017.
The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has arrested a suspect in connection with a 2017 homicide. The investigation was assisted by multiple DSP units, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit, the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Delaware Division of Forensic Science.
The investigation began on Sept. 15, 2017, when the victim, 28-year-old Donnell Davis of Laurel, was reported missing by his family members. It was determined that Davis' last known whereabouts were at a residence in the 23000 block of Dove Road in Seaford. Troopers searched the residence and surrounding area with negative results.
It was learned that while at the home on Dove Road, Davis engaged in a verbal argument with the resident, 47-year-old Michael C. Moore, and that during the argument, Moore displayed a handgun and shot Davis. After Davis was shot, he ran out of the residence, where he later succumbed to his injuries and died. Davis' body was later placed in a vehicle and transported to a wooded area in Federalsburg, Maryland.
On Feb. 27, 2018, a search in the woods on the east side of River Road in Federalsburg and human remains were found. A DNA analysis identified the remains as Davis'.
On Friday, March 23, 2018, the Delaware State Police SORT team took Moore into custody. He was charged with first-degree murder possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $2,500,000 cash-only bond.