(Bethany Beach, Del) - The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for Stephen A. Brown who was last seen at a family residence located on Ocean Ridge Drive around 4:00 a.m. this morning.

Stephen is a white male, 43 years of age, 6'04" tall, 145 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a yellow collared shirt with thin blue stripes, black shorts, and carrying two backpacks. (Photo attached)

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Mr. Brown 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 4 at 302-856-5850. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."