Monday, March 9, 2009

Have You Seen Me? ~Paul Allard~

I have been featuring 'Have You Seen Me?' as they arrive in my mailbox. They are indeed those small pictures on the back of junk mail that's often times thrown away, without even a second glance. If you googled Paul Allard because of the "Have You Seen Me?" picture, and that's how you wound up reading this, please take an extra moment, and drop me a line on the comment box.




The disappearance of Paul Allard is considered the oldest case of a missing child, in Miami. The most recent 'update' I could find was an article written 3 years ago.

Miami's Oldest Missing Child Cold Case Reopened
POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2006
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. --

Miami-Dade police are revisiting one of the oldest cases on county books -- the disappearance of a 14-year-old boy nearly 30 years ago.

Carol Allard, who lives in East Hartford, Conn., still agonizes about her son, who vanished while staying with relatives in South Miami-Dade.

"I'm always looking and wondering. It's been a nightmare," Allard said.

Paul Allard was last seen on Aug. 13, 1976. He had called his mother to tell her he wanted to come home. They made plans for an uncle to pick him up.

On that same day, Allard walked along Bird Road near 112th Avenue, headed for a 7-Eleven store. He never got there.

Allard's relatives from Orlando and South Miami-Dade met with Dinorah Perry, the founder of Missing Children International Ministries, and they persuaded police to reopen the case.

"Somebody somewhere knows something," Perry said. "Back in 1976 there was no DNA, no computer technology. It was not available then."

Carol Allard said, "I would love to … have peace of mind and know where my son is."

There is a $1,000 reward in this case from Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers. Detectives are starting from scratch in this, their oldest missing child case, because there are no records left of missing children before 1978.

Now, all records are kept for 100 years.
Family Persuades Police To Take New Look

NCMEC Printable Poster

5 comments:

Dane Brewer said...

I talked to the East Hartford police Dept. about two or three years ago about this case and was never told what came of it. Paul was a friend of mine when he lived in Connecticut. I was most likely the last person to talk to Paul before he hitchiked to Florida. I spoke with him on the phone just before he disappeared. He told me that he was working at a seven eleven store and was getting paid on Tuesday and would be coming home home after he was paid. We never heard from him again.

mammabear said...

Dane,

I'm sorry to read that you've gone all these years, not knowing what happened to your friend Paul.

~Prayers~ for answers to the many questions that have haunted the family and friends of Paul Allard.

Anonymous said...

This is my uncle, still never has been found.

Brandy said...

I am so sorry for your loss..I have carried Pauls picture in my wallet for 15 years now. I seen his picture in a ames add..I seen he went missing on August 30th 1976..that is the day I was born. It hit me that this boy was never seen again. Even though I never knew the capacity of the day I was born a mother lost her son with absolutely no explanation. Very sad..I will always have his picture in my wallet..I feel connected to him. It just makes me sad..I'm so sorry for your family.

Brandy said...

I am so sorry for your loss..I have carried Pauls picture in my wallet for 15 years now. I seen his picture in a ames add..I seen he went missing on August 30th 1976..that is the day I was born. It hit me that this boy was never seen again. Even though I never knew the capacity of the day I was born a mother lost her son with absolutely no explanation. Very sad..I will always have his picture in my wallet..I feel connected to him. It just makes me sad..I'm so sorry for your family.