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Gold Alert Issued for 88-Year-Old Dover Man


Incident/Complaint#:  50-21-25555

Date:  Friday, August 2th, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

Location:  Townsend Blvd., Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Leon Battle (88) of Dover.  Battle was last seen leaving his home on Townsend Blvd. in a red 2009 Ford Escape (DE REG: DAV116).  He was wearing khaki or gray pants and a red/gray shirt shirt.  Battles is approximately 5’7″ and 170 pounds, bald head, and brown eyes.  He was last seen by a family member on August 26th, 2021 at approximately 8:00 p.m. as he was leaving.  Battle suffers from a dementia which poses a threat to his health and safety if he is not properly monitored.

If you have any information regarding Battle’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111 immediately.

Leon Battle