The Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for 22-year-old Nicholas D. Dean, of Seaford, who was last at his residence in the 14000 block of Baker Mill Road around 9:35 a.m.

Nicholas is a white male and 5 feet 8 inches tall with blond hair and blue eyes.

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

If anyone has any information in reference to his whereabouts, they are asked to contact Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”