Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Allyson was last seen on July 27, 1998 at 7:50 a.m. She was abducted from her home at 175 South Charles Street, in Strasburg, Virginia. Allyson lived with her mother, Sylena Jo Dalton, and her grandmother at the time.
Her mother was found stabbed to death, and Allyson was missing. The family learned from police that Sylena Dalton was probably asleep or nearly asleep when she died around 9 a.m. She had been up much of the night trying to calm a colicky Allyson. Sylena Dalton was found lying covered up on the sofa when a visitor to the apartment discovered the body.
Allyson's father, Daniel E. Pompell, told police he went to the apartment on the morning of the murder, knocked on the door, received no answer and left the area.
Sylena Dalton's killer remains at large and Allyson has never been located.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Virginia State Police
Bureau of Criminal Investigations
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
The NV Daily