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Gold Alert Issued for Dover Mother and Two Children

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Incident/Complaint#:  50-22-9089

Date:  Thursday, March 24th, 2022 at 4:21 p.m.

Location: 100 Block of Westover Drive, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:  Sgt. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for a mother and her two children. Sarah Coakley (41) was reported missing by a family member after they returned home and she was missing with her two children, Rebekah Coakley (11) and John Coakley II (8). Sarah is a white female, 5’6″, approximately 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what Sarah was wearing when she left the home. Sarah does have multiple conditions that may pose a risk to her health and well-being if not properly monitored and treated.

Rebekah Coakley is a white female with blue eyes, shoulder-length brown hair, 4’9″, and approximately 90 pounds.

John Coakley II is a white male with blue eyes, brown hair, 4′ 0″, and approximately 65 pounds.

The Coakleys were last seen leaving their residence by a neighbor at approximately 12:15 p.m. on March 24th, 2022. It is unknown what any of the subjects were wearing when they left the residence.

The family does have a secondary residence in the Avalon, New Jersey area.

Sarah and the children are believed to be operating a red 2016 Nissan Rouge with Delaware tags: PC120430. A picture of what the vehicle may look like is shown below.

Sarah Coakley (rear), John Coakley II (left), Rebekah Coakley (right)

If you wish to provide information on this case or other criminal activity, please contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130.  Callers may remain anonymous.  Tips may also be submitted to law enforcement through Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333 or online at delaware.crimestoppersweb.com; a cash reward is possible for information leading to an arrest.

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Dover Police Victim Services Unit is available to provide help and guidance.  You can contact the Victim Services Unit at 302-736-7134 or by email at: Diane.Glenn@cj.state.de.us

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