FDLE Identifies Remains of 1997 Murder Victim
~Investigators Ask For Public’s Help in Finding Killer~
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Tampa Regional Operations Center, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office and the Tampa Police Department today announce the identity of a deceased male’s skeletal remains which had been found in the City of Tampa in July 1998. In April 2012, the remains were positively identified as Michael W. Allan, formerly of Pasco County. Allan was reported missing on October 31, 1997, he was 44 at that time.
According to agents and investigators, they believe Allan was murdered and are looking for information from the public relating to this investigation.
“The team of agents and investigators and forensic analysts solved the mystery of who this man is, and now we need to solve the crime,” said Special Agent in Charge Rick Ramirez. “It’s time we brought some answers to Michael Allan’s family and we encourage anyone with information about his activity in Florida to contact us.”
“The citizens of Pasco should feel confident in knowing that our detectives never stop working cases no matter how much time has passed, “said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “We will continuously work until we bring justice for the victim and his family.”
“FDLE has done an excellent job of leading this multijurisdictional investigation,” said Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor. “Under its leadership, the team of investigators are bringing the family closer to the answers and justice they deserve.”
Fifteen years ago today on October 31, 1997, Allan was last seen leaving his workplace, Plaza Dodge of Brooksville – now known as Nature Coast Chrysler Dodge. Investigators believe that Allan was travelling to meet with his ex-wife, Kelly Allan, to pick up their son. According to Kelly Allan, Allan never arrived at the pre-determined meeting place in Tampa. Law enforcement located Allan’s 1989 red Dodge Dayton on November 25, 1997, in a parking lot located at 40960 US Highway 19 N., Tarpon Springs, Fla. Allan’s remains were found on July 14, 1998 near the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS.
For Further Information Contact: Gretl Plessinger, Keith Kameg or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information