Two suspects arrested after Delaware woman found dead in cornfield:

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Source: Delaware State Police

Aug. 30 2021, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

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A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to a case where a dead body was found in a Delaware cornfield.

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Around 9 a.m. Aug. 21, the Delaware State Police Homicide Unit responded to the 2000 block of Dyke Branch Road in Dover for reports of a deceased person in a field.

The victim, identified as Anna Hurst, 30, was found in a cornfield with apparent gunshot wounds to the upper body, according to state police.

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Hurst was pronounced dead at the scene.

Delaware State Police identified Ronald D. Suber Jr., 29, and Tori L. Balfour, 30, as suspects in the incident.

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On Aug. 28, 2021, Suber and Balfour were arrested in New Castle County, Delaware. Police have not said how the two were identified as suspects.

Investigators have also not released a possible motive for the killing.

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Suber was charged with first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, according to police.

Suber was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on a $2.5 million bond.

Balfour was charged with second-degree conspiracy and was committed to Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on a $2,000 bond.


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