Eva Gwendolyn Allen
Allen, approximately 2017
Date reported missing : 07/04/2017
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Age at the time of disappearance: 67 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 120 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A maroon shirt, black pants, earrings and possibly a red scarf on her head.
Medical conditions : Allen suffers from bipolar disorder and is classified as disabled. She may become confused or disoriented as a result of her condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Allen's ears are pierced. She has a large burn scar on her arm extending from elbow to wrist. She is supposed to wear eyeglasses, but these were left behind. Allen's nickname is Gwen.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Allen was last seen in the the 3600 block of Snapfinger Road in Lithonia, Georgia at 1:30 a.m. on July 4, 2017. She lived in a group home at the time of her disappearance, as she needed round-the-clock care. She has never been heard from again. Her daughter stated she was struggling with her mental illness at the time of her disappearance.
Allen's daughter continued to call her cellular phone on July 9, when it died. Phone records indicate the phone was being used during this time, although no one answered any incoming calls. Someone repeatedly dialed 1-2-3, indicating possible confusion. Allen's family believes she did this because her mental state had deteriorated.
There has been no indication of Allen's whereabouts since her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
DeKalb County Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
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