WILMINGTON — Hours before she turned up dead in a Dewey Beach motel room, Danielle Mehlman was at a nightspot in town with Pawan Kumar — the man authorities believe later killed her — doing gummi bear shots with a Wilmington couple and showing off jewelry given to her by Kumar.

Pawan Kumar, 26, the man suspected in Mehlman’s murder was found dead in the Bellville Motor Lodge, in Bellville, N.J.

Dan Caputo and his fianc