Gold Alerts, Some 2 Years Old, Still Active

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Woody Dickerson

Danny Adkins

Many Gold Alerts – official reports of missing adults – are quickly resolved, often within hours.

Others, however, linger on.

LOCATED: Woody Dickerson has been missing since October 7th, when he was last seen at his Lewes-area residence. His family says his pick-up truck turned up the next day in front of his mother’s residence. A Lewes man who was reported missing in October has been located. Delaware State Police have canceled the Gold Alert that was issued for 46-year-old Woodrow Dickerson.

In September, a Gold Alert was issued for Danny Adkins of Laurel, and he has not been located.

Some other Gold Alerts date back more than two years.

Anyone with information on missing individuals is asked to contact Delaware State Police, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.


LOCATED: A Lewes man is missing, and Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for 46-year-old Woodrow Dickerson. Dickerson was last seen Thursday Oct. 7th at about 4:30 a.m. in the Lewes area. According to State Police, attempts to contact him have not been successful and there is true concern for his safety and well-being. Dickerson is white, 5′ 9″, approximately 200 lbs. He is bald with brown eyes. Dickerson is driving a maroon 2001 Ford F-150. Anyone who has seen Woodrow Dickerson of Lewes or knows where he is is asked to contact Delaware State Police Troop 7 at 302-644-5020 or call 911.


Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for a Laurel man who was last seen in late September leaving his home on foot. 51-year-old Danny Adkins has not been seen or spoken with since then, and Delaware State Police said there is concern for his safety and well-being. Adkins is white, 5′ 9″, 170 lbs. with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white Under Armor T-Shirt, blue jeans and white Under Armor shoes. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Danny Adkins of Laurel is asked to contact Delaware State Police at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850.


LOCATED: A Gold Alert has been issued for 67 year old Judy Burris who was last seen in June 2019 in Seaford.  She is white, about 5’ 3” and 185 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.  Police have tried to locate or communicate with her with no luck and there is concern for her safety and welfare.  If you know where Burris is – contact Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.


Delaware State Police have issues a Gold Alert for 38 year-old Irfan Mall of Selbyville, who was last seen in the Millsboro area on Friday, August 16. Mall is 5’10” tall, 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Attempts to locate or communicate with Mall have been unsuccessful and there is concern for his safety and welfare. If you know where he might be – contact Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

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