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Missing Person Deceased After Driving Into River in Maryland (Update to 12/31/18 Gold Alert) 1-1-2019


During the investigation of Wilbert “Eugene” Bray’s whereabouts, the Dover Police Department received information from the Pocomoke City, Maryland Police Department that a van matching the description of Bray’s was seen driving off of a dock by two witnesses shortly after 10:00PM.  The vehicle was recovered from the Pocomoke River at the Laurel Street boat dock and Bray was pronounced deceased at 4:30AM at a nearby hospital. 

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-43011

Date/Time:   Tuesday, December 31st, 2018 at 9:00AM

Location:  S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a missing 86-year-old. Wilber “Eugene” Bray was last seen on Tuesday, December 31st at approximately 9:00AM driving a red Chevrolet Ventura van (DE TAG: PC51421) in the area of S. Little Creek Road.  Bray suffers from a condition that may pose a threat to his well-being if not monitored properly.  Bray’s clothing description is unknown, but he is 5’10” and 140 pounds.   If you have any information on Bray’s whereabouts, please contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111. 

Wilbert “Eugene” Bray