UPDATED: Missing Wesley College Student Found Dead in Lake

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UPDATED  3/17/19 – Dover Police have confirmed that the body that was located in Silver Lake on Sunday, March 17th, has been identified as 21 year old Erick Acevedo-Palencia .  Acevedo-Palencia was reported missing after he was last seen leaving a Wesley College dorm on February 12th.  Dover police were called Sunday morning just after 9 by a citizen who discovered the body near the shore line of the Lake Club Apartments.

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Dover Police have issued a Gold Alert for a missing Wesley College student.  Police say 21 year old Erick Acevedo-Palencia was last seen on Tuesday leaving Malmberg Hall just before 6:30pm.  Police say he is about 6’ 2” and 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes and was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe and white sneakers.  Police have learned that Acevedo-Palencia made statements to others that are a cause for concern for his health and safety.  If you have any information – contact Dover Police at 302-736-7111 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.