Marc James-Warren Allen

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Left and Center: Marc, circa 1986;
Right: Age-progression to age 43 (circa 2015)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: March 29, 1986 from Des Moines, Iowa
  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date Of Birth: May 13, 1972
  • Age: 13 years old
  • Height and Weight: 4'11 - 5'0, 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Marc has a small scar on the top of his head. His first name may be spelled "Mark." He may be called "Marc James Allen" by some agencies.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light blue t-shirt, blue denim shorts, white socks and gray sneakers with velcro fastenings.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Marc was last seen in Des Moines, Iowa on March 29, 1986. He lived with his mother and two sibings on southwest Emma Avenue. On the day of his disappearance, he told his mother he was going to walk to a friend's home down the street and possibly see a movie. He asked his mother to save some pizza for him to eat when he got home. He never arrived at his friend's home. Marc's mother didn't realize he was missing until the next morning. After she called his grandmother and his friends and none of them had seen him, she called the police, but they refused to open an investigation until 48 hours had passed. Marc has never been heard from again.

    According to his mother, Marc moved frequently back and forth between her Iowa home and his father's home in Minnesota in 1986. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Des Moines Police Department


    Source Information
    Iowa Missing Person Information Clearinghouse
    Child Protection Education Of America
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    WHO TV 13


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 6, 2015; age-progression updated.

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