Ruth Benton is missing

UPDATE: Ruth Benton has been located in good condition. The Gold Alert has been canceled.


Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for Ruth Benton, of Milford, who was last seen on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Ruth was last observed on Wednesday at around 1 p.m. at her residence in Milford. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and 130 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

Troopers have been unable to make contact with Ruth to check on her welfare. Attempts to locate her have been unsuccessful and there is a real concern for her safety and welfare.

If anyone has any information in reference to her whereabouts, they are asked to please contact Troop 3 at 302-697-4454.  Information may also be provided by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at