UPDATE: On Thursday, police identified the man as Stefphone Powell. Cause of death is unknown pending medical examiner's report.

According to the Dover Police Department website, a Gold Alert was issued for Powell Feb. 23 after he was reported missing.


The Dover Police Department is investigating after a body was found in Silver Lake on Tuesday afternoon, March 13.

At about 1:09 p.m., officers were called to Silver Lake near Lakeview Drive about a body that was seen in the water.

Officers found the body of a black male in the water.

A forensic investigator from the Office of the Medical Examiner took custody of the body to determine the identity of the male and the cause of death.

Dover police are asking anyone with information to call the department at (302) 736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous.

Tips can also be given to Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or http://www.tipsubmit.com.