North American Missing Persons Network
Allyson Kathleen Dalton

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Above Image: Composite image to 16 years old (circa 2015)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: July 27, 1998 from Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 17, 1998
  • Age: 10 weeks
  • Height: 1'8"
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: 98822303

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Virginia State Police
    Bureau of Criminal Investigations
    (540) 829-7766

    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    The NV Daily