(Milton, Del) - The Delaware State Police have issuing a Gold Alert for a missing Milton man. Benjamin M. Whitaker who was last seen at his residence in the unit block of Sawgrass Road around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday July 20, 2016.

Benjamin is a white male, 26 years of age, 5'06" tall, 145 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Benjamin 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 7 at 302-644-5020 or 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."