Arrest Made in Delaware Double Homicide

Delaware State Police Homicide Unit has announced an arrest in Sunday's double murder near Smyrna, Delaware.

Gilbert E. Rochester, 66 of Clayton, has been arrested and charged with with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.

According to police, "Troopers were called to the residence located at 334 Hawkey Branch Road around 7:42 a.m. Sunday December 13, 2015 for a report of a male subject stabbing a female outside the home. Troopers responded to the scene and located an adult female victim deceased in the driveway. Another adult female victim was located inside a detached garage on the property also deceased. The suspect initially fled that scene but was taken into custody shortly thereafter."

Even following the arrest, the homicide investigation is continuing, police said.