Active search for missing Carroll woman stopped


June 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

James Snovelle

Dawn Allen

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) – Officials are hoping for some sign of a missing Carroll woman, but they’ve stopped the active search for her. Fifty-year-old Dawn Allen was last seen in Carroll on May 4. Carroll Police Chief Jeff Cayler told the Des Moines Register that searches across seven counties and other efforts have failed to turn up clues that could explain what happened to Allen.

The man Allen had been dating, James Snovelle, killed himself on May 10 as officers closed in at a rural property in Coffey County, Kan. Cayler says investigators believe foul play is involved in Allen’s disappearance, and he acknowledges that finding Allen alive is unlikely.