April 20, 2016 by
Missing : October 1978
Missing From:Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Date Of Birth: February 7, 1962
Age at Time of Disappearance: 16 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 6’1″ 6’2″; 135 lbs
Distinguishing Characteristics: White male. Brown hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: Small mole on his cheek close to his nose. A cyst on his calf. Water on the knee.
Clothing: Wore Levi jeans, size 28×34 (or 35). Shoe size 10.5 or 11.
Other: Date of Disappearance entered as 10-01-78 in NCIC
Circumstances of Disappearance
Allen has been missing from Fort Smith, AR since the end of 1978. He left home in October and stayed with friends nearby for a while.
A friend took Allen and another boy to the friend’s uncle’s in Oklahoma (McAlester, or thereabouts). The uncle found out that the police were looking for the boys, so he made them leave. This was either at the end of 1978 or early 1979.
The same friend then told Allen’s mother that Allen and the other boy were staying with a man in Hartshorne, OK. The police arrived one day to tell the man that his horse was out, but the boys thought they were after them, so they left. Allen has never been heard from since.
It was very out of character for Allen not to call or stay in touch. He was extremely independent, but still very close to his family. It was also odd that he never contacted his friends again. Allen’s parents were in contact with the FSPD and because of the circumstances, and the fact that he was a juvenile, he was considered a runaway.
Since the FSPD already knew that he was missing, a missing persons report was not officially filed until January of 1980. The report has since been lost.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Fort Smith Police Department
If you have any information on this case please contact CUE Center For Missing Persons at (910) 343-1131 24 hour tip line (910) 232-1687.