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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, May 9, 2011
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Law Enforcement Seek Witness in Carroll, Iowa Missing Person Case

Carroll, IOWA --- Law enforcement in Iowa are requesting the public’s help in locating a witness in the investigation into the disappearance of 50 year old Dawn Allen of Carroll, Iowa.

Law enforcement would like to question 54 year old James Snovelle of Rolfe, Iowa.  Snovelle may be traveling in Iowa, Missouri or Kansas.  He is described as being a six foot tall, 220 pound white male with blue eyes and brown hair.  Snovelle may be driving a red 2000 Mercury Sable 4-door, license plate number 542MFO.  This vehicle may have a clothes hanging rod across the back seat area.

If any citizen has knowledge of Snovelle’s whereabouts or encounters him while traveling the Midwest, please contact the Carroll Police Department at 712-792-3536.

Mercury Sable
James Snovelle
Red, 2000 Mercury Sable. Similar to Snovelle's vehicle.
James Snovelle, 54 yrs.

Dawn Allen

Dawn Allen was last seen at her home on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at approximately 8:30 PM.  On May 5th, her employer reported Allen missing to the Carroll Police Department.  Then on Thursday morning, Allen’s vehicle was recovered in the parking lot of the Piranha Club, located on the east edge of Carroll, Iowa.  No one has seen or heard from Allen since Wednesday night.  At that time she was wearing bright blue knit pants and a multi-colored shirt.  Allen is a 50 year old white female with short blonde, spiked hair.

Dawn Allen is listed on the Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse:


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