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Posted on: September 24, 2017

UPDATE: Newark Police Investigate Homicide


UPDATE: Newark Police Investigate Homicide


September 24, 2017 – The Newark Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit obtained arrest warrants for Rondell Veal for Murder 1st Degree and Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. Rondell Veal is currently being held in New York City after being located in a hospital by NYPD.


The investigation began as a check on the welfare when officers responded to a residence on Westfield Drive on September 22, 2017 at approximately 11:45 p.m. Officers made entry into the residence and located the body of an adult female who had suffered multiple stab wounds. The victim was identified as 34-year-old Sherrie L. Campbell of Westfield Drive in Newark. The investigation by detectives quickly focused on Campbell’s boyfriend, Rondell Veal. Detectives and Crime Scene Officers were able to gather evidence linking Veal to the crime. At approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 23rd, detectives obtained arrest and search warrants focusing on Veal. Detectives learned that Veal may have fled to New York City and subsequently contacted NYPD to assist in locating Veal. On Sunday, September 24th, Veal was located in a hospital suffering from self-inflicted injuries, after being struck by a train in an apparent suicide attempt.


Newark Detectives are currently in New York City continuing this investigation. The investigation is ongoing and additional details may be released.


Chief Paul Tiernan commended the efforts of the responding officers and detectives who worked tirelessly to bring this case to a successful resolution.



Rondell S. Veal, 36-years-old

Westfield Drive

Newark, DE 19711


Anyone with additional information regarding this incident should contact Detective Daniel Bystricky at 302-366-7100 extension 3136 or


You can send an anonymous text message tip by texting 302NPD and your message to TIP411. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1‐800‐TIP‐3333 or via the internet at where a reward may be available.


The Newark Police Department affirms that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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