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John Dohms

Gold alert

Newark Police continue to search for retired professor


4:51 p.m., Sept. 24, 2012--Newark Police continue to search for John Dohms, a retired University of Delaware professor who was expected to return to his home in Newark on Thursday, Sept. 13.

Dohms, who suffers from dementia, was last seen wearing a bright green button-down shirt, green socks with white tennis shoes and khaki shorts and might have a set of binoculars in his possession. He has a MedicAlert bracelet on his left wrist.

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He is known to frequent stores in and around Main Street, the Pomeroy Trail, city and state parkland off Paper Mill Road and University of Delaware facilities. He also frequents trails in and around White Clay Creek State Park and was last seen walking northbound on Creek Road into White Clay Creek State Park around 3 p.m., Sept. 13. 

Newark Police are asking the public's assistance and encourage residents of northern Newark, Hockessin and southern Chester County, Pa., to check their sheds, outbuidings, cars, under decks or other places of shelter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 911 immediately.  

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