Property owners and residents in 7 Counties asked to search for Missing Carroll woman


May 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Dawn Allen - Missing since May 4th, 2011

Carroll Police Chief Jeff Caylor said today (Friday), while there are no new leads in the disappearance of Carroll resident Dawn Allen, individuals from seven counties, representing law enforcement, county conservation, fire departments, as well as representatives of the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to work together to try and find the woman.

Caylor says a briefing was held this (Friday) morning to discuss various search strategies in locating Allen, who has been missing since May 4th. The last person known to have had any communication with her, 54-year old James Snovelle, committed suicide May 9th in Kansas, as authorities closed in on him. Snovelle was not a suspect in her disappearance, but he was wanted for questioning. His death left authorities with more questions than answers.

In addition to the efforts of some specific agencies, Caylor says assistance will also be sought from fire departments, first responders and other volunteers within their jurisdictions.  The Carroll Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is also requesting the continued cooperation and assistance from the general public throughout the western half of the state, but especially within the following jurisdictions:

Carroll County
Sac County
Greene County
Guthrie County
Calhoun County
Pocahontas County
Palo Alto County

Law enforcement is requesting that individuals check out buildings, ditches, waterways, wooded areas and any other areas on their property and/or any other public access areas where someone may have hidden or disposed of evidence involving this missing person case.

Anyone finding such evidence or who may have other information about this case should contact their local law enforcement agency, or may also contact the Carroll Police Department 712-792-3536.