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UPDATE (Subject Located) Gold Alert Issued For Missing Magnolia Man

The Dover Police Department has cancelled the Gold Alert for Joseph Shetzler. He has been located and is safe.

Incident/Complaint#:  50-23-28464

Date:  Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Bayhealth Kent Campus, 640 South State Street, Dover, DE

Contact:  Dover Police Department Public Information Officer
Master Corporal Ryan Schmid   Email: Ryan.Schmid@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department has issued a Gold Alert for Joseph Shetzler,74, of Magnolia, DE. Shetzler suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Shetzler is described as a white male, 6’2″, 270 pounds, with a bald head and dark eyes. Shetzler was last seen in the area of Bayhealth Kent Campus on 09/2/23 at 10:30 a.m.. He was last seen wearing a gray baseball cap, aqua colored shirt with flamingos, and navy blue shorts. Attempts to contact him have been negative.

If you have any information on Shetzler’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111