Investigation into suspicious death continues


CLAYTON - The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit continues to investigate the suspicious death of James Leager, 63, of Clayton.

According to spokesperson Sgt. India Sturgis, Mr. Leager was found in his vehicle on a farm property in the 700 block of Blackbird Greenspring Road on April 27, 2016.

Mr. Leager was suffering from serious injuries, and transported to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, where he remained until May 17, 2016, after succumbing to his injuries.

Police said Mr. Leager was a lifelong resident of the Smyrna-Clayton area and was well known in the community.

Police asked anyone with information on the case to contact Det. D. Grassi by calling 302-365-8441. Information may also be provided by sending a Private Facebook Message to the DSP or contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers, who offers a $5,000 cash reward. Delaware Crime Stoppers can be reached at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at