(Bear, Del.-19701) The New Castle County Division of Police has issued a Gold Alert for Lashawn Clay, a 40-year-old man of Bear.

Officers were dispatched to a home in the 100 block of Roger Chaffee Square and learned that Lashawn had left the residence at approximately 12:00 p.m.  A family member reported Lashawn made statements that were of concern for his welfare prior to leaving his residence in a 1998 green Nissan Maxima with DE registration (DE 509924). All efforts to locate Lashawn have been unsuccessful.

Lashawn is described as a Black male, 6’2” tall, weighing approximately 160 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans, a black knit hat with a brim and blue sneakers.

Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lashawn Clay to please contact the New Castle County Division of Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or by visiting our website at, or (IM) on the New Castle County Police Facebook page.