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Authorities suspend search for Missing Alpena Woman

ALPENA, MI – The search for Mary Allen, the 56-year-old woman from Alpena, who disappeared over a week ago, has been suspended.Mary Carol Allen

Mary Carol Allen was reported to be missing on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015.

Authorities have conducted an extensive search using a Michigan State Police helicopter, K-9 tracking dogs, the Alpena Sheriff Department Search and Rescue Team, volunteers from the Alpena area and automated robo calling to targeted households. Those efforts have not paid off.

According to the Michigan State Police, Mary Carol Allen was last seen on January 22nd, 2015 around 6:30 p.m. at her home on Avery Street in Alpena.

MSP states that Allen is in need of medication and is considered endangered.


  • Name:  Mary Carol Allen
  • Age:  56-years-old
  • Racial Identification:  White female
  • Height:  5ft 5
  • Weight:  130lbs
  • Eyes:  Brown
  • Hair:  Graying
  • Other Features:  She may be wearing glasses

Authorities will continue to follow-up on any leads that may develop.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Mary Carol Allen are asked to call The Alpena Police Department at 354-1800, Michigan State Police, Alpena Post (989) 354-4101, 911 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

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