Police search for missing Laurel man
Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for Michael D. Vanderhoeven, 28, of Laurel. Police are searching for Vanderhoeven who hasnt been heard from or seen since approximately 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23. There is a concern for his safety and welfare. Vanderhoeven was last seen leaving his residence in the 34000 block of Branch School Rd., Laurel and is described as a white male, 5'9" tall, 180 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He may be in the Delmar or Salisbury, Md. areas. If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Michael Vanderhoeven they are asked to call Troop 5 at 337-1090 or by using the Delaware State Police Mobile Crime Tip Application available to download at Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, online at, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword "DSP."


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