North American Missing Persons Network
Anthony Ross Allen

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Above Images: Left: Allen, circa 1978 Center: Allen, circa 1977 Right: Progressed to age 51 years

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: Missing since October 1978 from Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 7, 1962
  • Age: 16
  • Height: 6'1"-6'2"
  • Weight: .135 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Small mole on his cheek
    close to his nose. A cyst on his calf. Water on the knee.
  • Clothing: Levi jeans, size 28x34 (or 35). Shoe size 10.5 or 11.
  • AKA: Tony
  • NCIC Number: M-623882985, Date of Disappearance entered
    as 10-01-78 in NCIC
  • Case Number: 04-0012372

  • Details of Disappearance
    Allen has been missing from Fort Smith, Arkansas since October of 1978. In October 1978, a friend had dropped Tony at the mall. That was the last time anyone has reported ever seeing him. Around the time he was last seen, he was living with a friendís family in Cedarville. Later, authorities searched the home in Cedarville with cadaver dogs, to no avail.

    Sometime after that, Tonyís friends told police they thought he had gone to a restaurant/motel their aunt and uncle owned in Hartshorne, Oklahoma, in Pittsburg County. However, law enforcement and family members have never been able to locate anyone in Oklahoma who remembers seeing him.

    One police report states that officers went to a residence in Hartshorne, and that two people believed to be Tony Allen and a friend had escaped through the window on foot. Years later, Tony's mother learned that someone claiming to be Tony had gotten in touch with his older sister within months of his being reported missing. He told her he was in Hartshorne, but when she went to go find her brother, he wasnít there. She never heard from him again.

    Family and law enforcement were later told that he was seen in Ft. Smith again. This was the last information ever received. He has never been seen or heard from since.

    Tony, a Southside High School student, was a likable but restless and energetic teenager. He often would leave his home for spells at a time. He was extremely independent, but still very close to his family. It was very out of character for Allen not to call or stay in touch. Foul play is possible.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fort Smith Police Department
    (479) 785-4221

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Times Record