UD offers $10K reward for info leading to rescue of ex-prof John Dohms

By Frank Gerace 3:35pm, October 8, 2012 - Updated 1:38pm, October 9, 2012
Have you seen John Dohms?
The University of Delaware is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the rescue of retired professor John Dohms, who's been missing since he left his Newark home September 13th.

Newark police say the 64-year-old, who suffers from dementia, left his home around 3 PM that afternoon, was last seen walking northbound on Creek Road into White Clay Creek State Park, and was wearing a bright green button-down shirt, khaki shorts, green socks and white sneakers.

He has a MedicAlert bracelet on his left wrist, and may have binoculars with him.

Dohms frequents stores in the Main Street area, the Pomeroy Trail, UD facilities, parkland off Paper Mill road and trails around White Clay Creek State Park.

Police are asking area residents to check their sheds, and under their decks and cars, because people with dementia often take shelter there.

His family has set up a "Help Us Find John Dohms" Facebook page to help in the rescue effort, and police say anyone who sees Dohms should call 911.

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