Allan T. Kaplan

Above: Kaplan, circa 1977


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 8, 1977 from Boca Raton, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 10 or April 22, 1938
  • Age: 39 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'10, 190 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Kaplan wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: One ring on each hand.
  • Bar

    Details of Disappearance

    Kaplan was last seen leaving the Banana Boat Lounge in Boca Raton, Florida on December 8, 1977. He had been drinking there with a woman and then left the bar alone. It was established that he made it back to his apartment in the 700 block of northeast Seventh Streeth in Boynton Beach, Florida and changed clothes, but after that he disappeared. His watch, wallet and other items he normally carried disappeared with him, but he left his vehicle behind at his apartment. He has never been heard from again.

    Authorities stated there were no indications of foul play in Kaplan's case, but little evidence is available as to his fate. He owned two restaurants at the time of his disappearance, including the Mark Restaurant on Lake Worth Road, and left behind two daughters. Since Kaplan's disappearance he hasn't attempted to use any of his credit cards, and he left most of his money behind. His case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    The Doe Network
    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    The South Florida Sun-Sentinel


    Updated 4 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 5, 2017; details of disappearance updated.

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