AMBER ALERT – Two Children 3 & 5 Missing, May Be In Imminent Danger

Missing Children found in good condition. The Delaware State Police cancels the Amber Alert at the request of the Wilmington Police Department.

The Delaware State Police are activating an AMBER ALERT at the request of the Wilmington Police Department

Wilmington – On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Wilmington Police Department is actively searching for two missing children, according to Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard Bratz.

Bratz said the Wilmington Police Department received a call to report the children missing at approximately at 9:43 p.m. last night.

The preliminary investigation has determined the children were last seen at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the 500 block of Sherman Street, Wilmington while in the care of the babysitter, Michelle Rogers, 50 of Wilmington, according to Bratz. The two missing children are Zion Coverdale-Dixon, 5-year-old male of Wilmington and Jihad Bailey, 3-year-old male of Smyrna.

Zion Coverdale-Dixon is a 5-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a Superman shirt, blue jeans with white and blue Jordan sneakers.

Jihad Bailey is a 3-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, Scooby Doo pajama bottoms with white sneakers.

Michelle (Shelly) Rogers, the babysitter is a 50-year-old black female last seen wearing a white and black shirt, dark jeans with red sneakers.

Detectives believe the children may be in imminent danger. There is no vehicle information at this time.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts should call 911 immediately. Citizens may also call the Wilmington Police Department at (302) 571-4526. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333.

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