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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Milford Woman

Date Posted: Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Ruth Benton
Ruth Benton

Milford – The Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for Ruth Benton of Milford who was last seen on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.

Ruth was last observed on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at approximately 1:00 p.m. at her residence in Milford.  Ruth is 5’03” tall, 130 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Ruth to check on her welfare. Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 3 at 302-697-4454.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 020818 0755


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