Police are searching for Todd McKee after he went missing on Saturday, July 8th in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Rehoboth Beach Police issued a Gold Alert for McKee who is believed to have left his residence located in the 300 block of the South Boardwalk district around 10:15 p.m. Saturday July 8th. Surveillance footage captured him leaving his apartment building at that time.
McKee is the partner of Jeff Guaracino. Guaracino is the CEO of Wawa Welcome America, an annual series of celebrations leading up to Independence Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“I want to please ask that people keep my partner and my love Todd McKee in your hearts, your thoughts, and your prayers,” wrote Guaracino on Facebook Wednesday morning. “I am so grateful to everyone for their support and friendship. Todd is missing and our hearts ache until we hear from him.”
One Facebook friend responded: “Oh Jeff, so sorry. If there’s absolutely anything I can do please don’t hesitate to ask. Sending love and protective energy to you both.”
Another said: “Sending hugs and prayers for you and Todd. You are in my thoughts. I can’t imagine how stressful this must be. Just know that your friends are lifting you up.”
Police describe Todd McKee as follows:
McKee is a white male, 50 years of age, 6’02” tall, 220lbs., red hair, and blue eyes. McKee was last seen wearing blue glasses, a black, collared, short sleeve, polo style shirt and blue shorts with white pockets and stripes on both sides.
On Thursday, Jeff Guaracino posted a plea for prayers on his Facebook:
Rehoboth Beach is one of the mid-Atlantic coast’s popular gay-friendly getaways because of the large number of gay-owned and operated businesses. Also because of the gay-frequented stretch of beach near Queen Street, known as Poodle Beach.
If anyone has information in reference to McKee’s whereabouts, or if anyone had contact with McKee after 10:15pm on Saturday evening, they are asked to contact Detective Tyler Whitman at (302) 524-1391. Those with information can also submit a tip through the police department website or through Delaware Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-847-3333 or online or via Facebook.