Caleb Jeffrey Allen
Allen, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 05/30/2005
Missing location (approx) :
North Branch, Michigan
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/24/1982 (38)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 140 - 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt, khaki pants and Adidas sneakers.
Medical conditions : Allen has an unspecified medical condition and may be in need of medical assistance.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Sandy brown hair, brown eyes. Allen had a few days' growth of beard at the time of his disappearance.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Allen was last seen at his residence in the 4800 block of Millis Road in North Branch, Michigan on May 30, 2005. He had a disagreement with his family and left home. He has never been heard from again. His family reported him missing the next day.
Allen's maroon 1996 Buick LeSabre was found locked and abandoned a week after his disappearance. The vehicle was located in the Lapeer State Game area near Rood Lake Road and Beyers Road in Lapeer County, Michigan. A police officer noticed it there on May 31, the day after Allen was last seen, but it was not connected to his disappearance for another five days. Allen's identification, personal belongings and a box of bullets were inside the car. A .45 caliber Ruger pistol registered in his name is missing.
Allen graduated from North Branch High School in 2001 and attended college afterwards, hoping to become an engineer. At the time of his disappearance, he was working as an intern at Metamora Products. His parents stated he had become despondent prior to his disappearance.
Because of this and the missing gun, authorities fear Allen may have harmed himself. There has been no activity on his bank accounts or credit cards since his disappearance. His case remains unsolved.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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October 12, 2004. June 4, 2012; five pictures added, Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : updated.