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This time progressed photo shows John Dohms, as he may look today.

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Newark Police release time progressed photo of missing professor


12:28 p.m., Oct. 15, 2012--The Newark Police Department has released a time progressed photo of John Dohms, the retired University of Delaware professor who has been missing since Sept. 13. The photo shows what Dohms may look like today. 

Police continue to seek the public's assistance in locating him.

A gold alert was issued on Sept. 13, when Dohms was overdue in returning to his residence in the 100 block of East Cleveland Avenue. Dohms, who suffers from dementia, was last seen walking northbound on Creek Road into White Clay Creek State Park around 3 p.m. that day. At that time, he was wearing a bright green button-down shirt, green socks, white tennis shoes and khaki shorts. He may have a set of binoculars in his possession and wears a Medic Alert bracelet on his left wrist. 

Dohms is known to frequent stores in and around Main Street, the Pomeroy Trail, city and state parkland off Paper Mill Road and University facilities. He also frequents trails in and around White Clay Creek State Park. 

Police encourage residents of northern Newark, Hockessin and southern Chester County, Pa., to check their sheds, outbuildings, cars, under decks or other places of shelter. 

The University of Delaware is offering a $10,000 reward for locating Dohms.

Dohms' family has created a special Facebook page about the search. 

Contact Newark Police at 302-366-7111 or 911 with information.  

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