Gold Alert Issued for Missing Newark Woman

New Castle County Police are currently searching for Thelma Welch, 76, who went missing from her home in the community of Harbor Club Apartments early this morning.

(Newark, Del.- 19713) This morning at about 2:30a.m., County Police were dispatched to the unit block of Cheswold Blvd in reference to a missing person.  Upon arrival, officers spoke with family members of 76-year-oldThelma Welch who advised that she was last seen at her residence at 4:00p.m. yesterday (October 24) and discovered missing at about 1:00a.m. this morning.  They advised that she has health conditions which cause a concern for her welfare.

Thelma Welch is described as a white female, 5’03” tall, 165lbs, and was last seen wearing a purple sweater.  She utilizes a walker to get around.

Police searched the area for Thelma Welch, but were unable to locate her.  Police believe she may utilize public transportation.

Anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of Thelma Welch is asked to call the New Castle County Police Department at (302) 573-2800. Citizens can visit our website at and follow the link “Crime Tips and Alerts.

Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333 or visit us on Facebook at New Castle County Police Department. Citizens who currently have the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.


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