Search ongoing for missing Wesley College student

DOVER – On Friday, a Gold Alert was issued for a mssing 21-year-old Wesley College student last seen early Tuesday night.

Erick Acavedo-Palencia left the Malmberg Hall dormitory at approximately 6:12 p.m., wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe and white sneakers, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said.

Surveillance footage showed him walking toward the nearby intersection of Division and Bradford streets, The missing student who also has a Wilmington residence was described as approximately 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

During the investigation, it was learned that Acavedo-Palencia made statements to others causing concern for his health and safety, police said, prompting the Gold Alert.

Police asked anyone with information to assist in locating the student to call 736-7111.

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