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Gold Alert Cancelled, Elderly Man Found at Local Hospital

Update:  Severn Richardson was found at approximately 4:35PM on Wednesday, April 16th at the Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital.  The Dover Police Department is now canceling the Gold Alert that was issued for Richardson.


Incident#: 50-14-9256   Date/Time: Wednesday, April 16th at 2:00PM

Location: 800 Block Forrest Avenue, Dover, DE

Narrative: The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for an elderly Dover man who was reported missing on Wednesday afternoon. Severn Richardson (Age 85) was reported missing by his spouse on Wednesday, April 16th, at approximately 2:00PM after he walked away from his residence located in the 800 block of Forrest Avenue in Dover at 12:00PM. Richardson’s mental condition is such that authorities are concerned for his well being. Richardson was last seen wearing a green hat, dirty suit jacket, red/white/black checkered shirt, tan pants, and grey/blue sneakers. He is a black male, listed as 5’9″ and 165 pounds. If Richardson is seen or located, local authorities should be contacted immediately or contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111.