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Update #2 on SPD human remains investigation


For immediate release

10/8/20 @ 1130 hrs

Officer releasing information: Sgt. Brian M Donner, PIO


Smyrna Police detectives are still actively investigating the case involving the human remains discovered at the Little Lass fields in September 2019. Days ago, we announced that persons of interest in this case were in custody out of state. We can now identify the persons of interest as Kristie Haas, 28 (formerly of Smyrna, DE) and Brandon Haas, 38 (formerly of Smyrna, DE). The child victim in this case has been preliminarily identified as Emma Cole (3 years of age at time of her passing). This investigation remains active and ongoing, and there are no further details to be released at this time. There is no active threat to public safety.


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