Delaware State Police are conducting an investigation after skeletal human remains were found near the location of the Firefly Music Festival. One of the festival's attendees made the discovery while walking through a wooded area just outside of Dover, Delaware's state capital.
A preliminary investigation has concluded that the body was found around 7 p.m. on Thursday, east of Leipsic Road near Marley Lane. Delaware Online is reporting that the discovery was made about half of a mile from the main entrance of Firefly, which occurs on the grounds of the Dover International Speedway.
Most people who came to the festival were unaware of the discovery since Firefly failed to send out push notifications through their mobile app which kept attendees up to date on scheduling changes and other important news, like, say, a dead body being found in a nearby area. I’m extremely surprised,” 18-year-old Kyla Beckvermit told Delaware Online. “I’m definitely concerned. It would have been nice to know.”
On June 4, NASCAR held their annual race at the Dover International Speedway. Those individuals who attended that event could have camped out somewhere close to the wooded area where the body was found. However, some people believe the two incidents aren't related. “I doubt it’s related,” 19-year-old David Lembeck said. “I feel like we’re close to the boonies of Delaware so who knows how it got there.”
The Delaware State Police have reached out the state's Division of Forensic Science team, who will be assisting them with the investigation.