Anthony Ross Allen

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Left and Center: Anthony, circa 1978;
Right: Age-progression to age 51 (circa 2013)

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 1978 from Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 7, 1962
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1 - 6'2, 135 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Anthony's nickname is Tony. He wore a shoe size 10 1/2 or 11 and a pants size 28x34 or 28x35 in 1978. He has a small mole under his left eye near his nose, a cyst on his calf, and water on his knee.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A western-style shirt and Levi's jeans.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Anthony was a sophomore at Southside High School when he was last seen in October of 1978. He left his mother's Fort Smith, Arkansas home to go live with friends in Cedarville, Arkansas.

    According to his friends, about three months later Anthony and a friend went to the friend's uncle's home in Hartshorne or McAlester, Oklahoma. When the uncle found out the police were looking for the boys, he asked them to leave. They moved in with another man in the area, who had a reputation for sheltering transients and runaways. Police stopped by the man's home about an unrelated matter but Anthony thought they had come to pick him up so he ran away. Police were later unable to confirm that Anthony had ever been in Oklahoma, however. He may have traveled back to Fort Smith again sometime afterwards. He has never been heard from again. His loved ones have not heard from him since 1978.

    Anthony's case was originally classified as a runaway, as he was a very independent teenager and had a history of periodically dropping out of sight. However, he has never been gone for very long and had always stayed in touch with his family before. They have not heard from him since 1978. In 1980, the Fort Smith Police Department re-classified his case as a missing person case. Now, foul play is suspected in Anthony's disappearance. Texas authorities are assisting with the investigation.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Fort Smith Police Department
    479-709-5129

    OR
    479-709-5100

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    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Doe Network
    North American Missing Persons Network
    The Times Record
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    NamUs

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    Updated 7 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 16, 2013; clothing/jewelry description updated.

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