The circumstances surrounding Allan’s disappearance on October 21, 1987, from Brooksville, Florida, have remained shrouded in mystery for over three decades. His status as an endangered missing person has been a source of concern for those who knew him and law enforcement officials alike. However, the discovery of skeletal remains in October 1998 under the Howard Franklin Bridge in Tampa, Florida, provided a glimmer of hope that answers may finally be uncovered.
The remains were not immediately identified as Allan’s, and it wasn’t until May 2012 that authorities were able to confirm that the body was indeed his. The prolonged identification process was due in part to the fact that authorities initially believed the remains were those of an African-American individual. The discovery of Allan’s remains has raised more questions than answers and has left many wondering what could have led to his tragic demise.
Allan’s distinguishing characteristics as a Caucasian male have only added to the perplexity of the case. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance and the discovery of his remains have led investigators to believe that foul play may have been involved. His death remains under investigation, and those who knew him are still searching for answers.
As Allan’s brother, John, stated in a recent interview, “We’ve been waiting for answers for over thirty years. The fact that Allan’s remains were found has brought us some sense of closure, but we still don’t know what happened to him. We hope that law enforcement officials will continue to investigate his death until justice is served.” The search for answers continues, and Allan’s memory lives on as those who loved him seek to uncover the truth behind his untimely death.