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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Ellendale Man

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Piper, David H
David H. Piper


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Ellendale – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for David H. Piper of Ellendale who was last seen at his residence located in the 18000 block of Piper Lane around 10:00 a.m. on Monday August 28, 2017.

David is a black male, 73 years of age, 5’07” tall, 150 lbs., grey hair, brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing khaki pants, long sleeve khaki shirt, khaki baseball hat, and glasses.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with David to check on his welfare. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for his safety and welfare.  He may be operating a maroon 1999 Ford F250 pick up truck with Delaware registration CL36872.

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 7 at 302-644-5020.  Information may also be provide by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

Released: 082917 1110



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