Midland Police need your help in cracking a 25 year old Cold Case


Staff Report
NewsWest 9

They haven't cracked the case in 25 years, now Midland Police are asking for your help on an old murder case.

Back on December 7th, 1982, 53 year old Donald A. Allen was found dead in his Royal Crest Apartment stabbed to death.

According to investigators, Allen's body had been there for a couple of days before being discovered.

People in the complex told police they saw a 1960's Model Black Pickup, a few days before police think the murder happened.

The truck had a round cab, large tires, loud mufflers, and funny shaped fenders.

The person driving the truck at the time was described as a white man 28-32 years old, which would make him 52-57 years old now.  He is 6 feet tall with black hair and bushy eybrows.

Apparently Allen and the man were heard having a loud conversation, a few days before Allen's body was found.

If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 694-TIPS.

You will remain anyonymous.