Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Dallas Basham was last seen on February 27, 1984. He was murdered by John Edward Bellas in St. Petersburg, FL. John transported his body from St. Petersburg to Pasco County (Burks Road Area, north of Clear Lake in Dade City). He buried Dallas in a shallow grave in an orange grove. An informant called police and reported the murder.
John was sentenced for Dallas' murder and attempted to help authorities find Dallas' body with negative results and his remains have never been located. The reason for the homicide was alledgedly that John thought that Dallas had talked to police regarding some ciminal activity.
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Pasco County Sheriff's Office