Gold Alert Issued For Missing Teen


Venables, Josh
Released From Delaware State Police

***UPDATE- Gold Alert Cancelled*** At 9:52 AM the Delaware State Police released information that Joshua Venable has been located and is in good condition. The Gold Alert has been cancelled.

The Delaware State Police has issued a Gold Alert for a missing Milford teen.

The Delaware State Police is currently searching for Joshua Alexander Hudson Venable, 17 of Milford, DE. Venable was last leaving his residence located in the 17000 block of Deer Run near Milford Sunday at approximately 7:30 a.m. and has not returned. He is described as a white male, 5’05” tall and 130 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes and may not be considered dress appropriately for the cold weather. Venable may be riding a bicycle or walking in the direction of Dover Air Force Base, Georgetown Airport, or may still be in the area of Milford.

Joshua Venable’s medical condition is such that there is a real concern for his safety.

Troopers are asking anyone who may have any information as to the whereabouts of Joshua Venable to contact 9-1-1 or Troop 5 at 302-337-1090. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at