Left: Allyson, approximate date 1998;
Right: Age-progression to age 16 (approximate date 2014)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 27, 1998 from Strasburg, Virginia

Type: Non-Family Abduction

Date of Birth: May 17, 1998 Age at disappearance: 2 months old

Height and weight : 1'8, 8 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair, blue eyes.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case )


In 2000, Sylena's mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sylena's former boyfriend, Daniel E. Pompell. Sylena's mother sought $1.5 million in damages and alleged that Pompell had murdered Sylena. The outcome of the lawsuit is unknown. Pompell has never faced criminal charges in connection with Sylena's death or Allyson's disappearance, but authorities did search his home after the murder. He has cooperated with the investigation. Sylena had named Pompell as the baby's father and was seeking child support from him at the time of her death.
Authorities made an appeal for tips about the case from the public in 2005. Allyson's whereabouts remain unknown and Sylena's homicide remains unsolved.
Virginia State Police