SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING CARROLL WOMAN
(Carroll) It has been eight days since the disappearance of 50-year-old Dawn Allen of Carroll. Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler says one witness in the case, 54-year-old James Snovelle, who took his own life Monday night in Coffey County, Kansas, had developed a relationship with the missing woman.
“They had met in December and it’s our understanding that sometime after that they began a casual dating relationship, once or twice a week he would come down here and they might go out to a movie, or go out to eat, or go out and have a drink or something like that,” said Cayler.
Cayler said authorities had several phone conversations with Snovelle and he indicated that he was coming in to talk to them, but of course, he never showed up.
“He called us a number of times over the weekend and indicated he would come in and then never did and obviously that reluctance started to be very suspicious, but really all we wanted to do was talk to him and find out what it was that he talked to Dawn about that Wednesday so that we could see if there was any logical explanation for her absence,” said Cayler.
Cayler says Kansas authorities are currently working with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Carroll Police Department to execute a search of the wooded area where Snovelle was located. However, Cayler says as each day passes Allen’s safety becomes more of a concern.
“Obviously with each day that passes since her disappearance we become increasingly concerned that her safety is in jeopardy,” said Cayler. “We’re all maintaining hope. Everybody who works here, they know Dawn personally. I’ve known her for probably 25 years, so in addition to trying to protect our community and to find Dawn, this is personal.”
The Carroll Police Department is asking the public’s help. If anyone has information that may relate to the disappearance of Dawn Allen contact them at (712)-792-3536 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting.