County Police Issues “Gold Alert,” Seek Missing Person

The New Castle County Police are currently searching for John Henderson, III, 30, missing from the unit block of Mark Drive, Chelsea Estates in New Castle.

(New Castle, Del.-19720) On Thursday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m., New Castle County Police responded to a home in the unit block of Mark Drive for a physical domestic.  Prior to officers arrival, they learned Henderson fled the home on foot in an unknown direction.  While officers were investigating the incident, the victim received text messages from Henderson which caused concern for his welfare.

Additional officers including a K-9 Team responded to the area in an attempt to locate Henderson, but were unsuccessful.

John Henderson, III is described as an African-American male, 5’8” to 5’9” tall, thin build and weighing approximately 140 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a gray Puma hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, white Jordan sneakers with black laces.  He has ties to Penns Grove, New Jersey and officials in New Jersey have been contacted.

Henderson currently has pending felony charges stemming from the physical domestic.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of John Henderson, III to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at

Citizens with 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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