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Case File 1197DMAR

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Allen, circa 1978

Anthony Ross Allen
Missing since the end of 1978 from Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
Classification: Endangered Runaway

Vital Statistics

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

NCIC Number: M-623882985
Agency Number: 04-0012372

Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

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