CORRECTION: In an earlier press release regarding the Gold Alert/Missing Person investigation of Erick Acevedo-Palencia, the public information officer made an error in the spelling of the subject’s last name. In that release, the name was spelled Acavedo-Palencia. The correct spelling is Acevedo-Palencia. We apologize for the mishap.
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at approximately 6:21PM
Location: Wesley College, 120 N. State Street, Dover, DE
Officer Releasing Information: M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer
The Dover Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert while they investigate a missing person. Erick Acevedo-Palencia (21) was last seen leaving the Malmberg Hall dorm at Wesley College at approximately 6:21PM on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. Surveillance footage shows Acavedo-Palencia leaving the dorm and walking towards the nearby intersection of Division Street and Bradford Street. Acevedo-Palencia was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe, and white sneakers. He is approximately 6’2″ and 175 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes. Erick Acevedo-Palencia has a residence in Wilmington, Delaware as well.
During the investigation, it was learned that Acevedo-Palencia made statements to others that are cause for concern for his health and safety, prompting the Gold Alert.
If anyone has any information that can help investigators locate Acevedo-Palencia, please call 302-736-7111.
Video showing Acevedo-Palencia leaving the Malmberg Hall dorm on Tuesday, February 12th.