Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
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Michigan State Police
Grand Rapids Press