Robert James Allen
North American Missing Persons Network
Robert James Allen

Above Images: Allen

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: May 1, 1995 from Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 5'9-6'1"
  • Weight: 150-207 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Known to wear a thick moustache.
    Unknown tattoo on upper right arm. Wore prescription glasses.
  • Medical Conditions: Allen had a bad back and had x-rays taken
    of his lower spine.
  • Case Number: 61-5433-97

  • Details of Disappearance
    Robert Allen's disappearance came to light when investigators found that a individual by the name of Marvin Charles Gabrion had assumed his identity and was fraudently obtaining Social Security payments in his name. Upon checking, Robert's family and friends had not had contact with him in 4-5 years. Gabrion was subsequently convicted of collecting Social Security benefits in Allen's name. His Social Security card turned up in Gabrion's house in Altona in Mecosta County. Gabrion is serving a Federal Sentence for the death of Rachel Timmerman and is the main suspect is three other disappearances including Rachel's daughter, Shannon. Foul play is suspected.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Michigan State Police

    Source Information
    Grand Rapids Press