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

Update – The Dover Police Department is canceling the gold alert for Thomas Burton. He has been located and is safe.

Incident/Complaint#: 50-23-31376

Date:  Monday, September 25, 2023 at 2:09 p.m.

Location: Area of 500 West Loockerman, 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 Thomas Burton, 25, of Dover, DE. Burton suffers from a condition that may pose a risk to his health and safety if not properly monitored and treated. Burton is described as a black male, 5’6″, 118 pounds, dark hair and brown eyes. Burton was last seen in the area of 500 West Loockerman Street and may be operating a white 2023 Kia Optima with Delaware Registration 384017. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time and attempts to locate him have been negative.

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