Searching for a missing Dallas businessman switched to “endangered missing person”

With many families gathering this weekend for Thanksgiving, Dallas businessman Alan White’s loved ones say it won’t be the same without him as on the five weeks since his disappearance.

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“We should all be together now,” Alan’s younger brother, Tim White, told Dateline. He added that today is their mother’s 82nd birthday and they planned to visit her in Florida.

“Instead, we’re just sick about where Alan might be,” he said.

James Alan White, 55, has been missing since October 22, 2020. Her husband, Rusty Jenkins, told NBC subsidiary KXAS-TV that they both left home around 4:40 a.m. to head to their own gym as part of their morning routine. .

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Alan drove to LA Fitness on Haskell Avenue and then, according to his family, the safety video shows him getting back in his car and driving home. But he never succeeded.

Rusty told KXAS-TV that Alan had a work call at 7 in the morning, so when she didn’t return home for her, Rusty panicked.

“I got home at 6:15. He wasn’t home, so I didn’t think much about it; 6:30 rolling, I start to worry a little; It’s rolling around 6:45 and I’m starting to panic a little because I knew he had a 7-hour conference call that should be at home, Rusty explained. – When he wasn’t here at 7, I started looking.

Alan’s brother, Tim, told Dateline that Rusty was driving their way between their home and the gym, thinking Alan might have had a car accident. But Alan or the black Porsche Macan SUV he was driving had no clue.

Tim explained that Alan’s car was in the store, so he was driving a rental car. Within a few days, Tim traveled from West Virginia to Texas to join his brother.

Using Alan’s bank account transactions and security video, Tim and Rusty found out he left LA Fitness at 5:38 a.m. and paid for gas at 6:01 a.m. at the RaceTrac gas station on Inwood Road and Maple Avenue. The security camera footage shows Alan filling up the car’s tank and driving out of the parking lot north toward his home.

The mystery of Alan’s whereabouts only deepened on October 29, about a week after he was last seen. According to the Dallas Police Department, Alan Porsche’s Macan SUV was found abandoned on the Simpson Stuart and Bonnie View roads, which is opposite Alan’s house to the gas station, Tim said. He added that the gas station was only about a mile from the house, but the car was found about 10 to 15 miles away.

“It’s like something happened the mile he took it home,” Tim said. – It’s just incomprehensible. If there was a car robbery, they would not have the car. It just doesn’t make sense. “


Tim told Dateline that their family didn’t know who would want to harm Alan, but there was no reason to believe Alan would be happy to disappear. The successful businessman took up a new position of managing director in an advisory capacity at KPMG in February.

“Everything you do is very successful,” Tim told Dateline. “We always had a sister race, but then we got very close to each other. He set the standard for me and I always asked him for advice on my own business.

Tim added that their niece and fiancée were visiting Dallas from the city that weekend, and Alan planned to visit the wedding venues with them the next day.

You have a to-do list on your desktop from the day you last saw it. And Alan and Rusty have already booked flights to visit Alan’s mother for the week’s birthday.

Tim told Dateline that their mother was harassed and kept asking, “Why would anyone take it?”

On Friday, Dallas police raised the case from “search” to “endangered missing person” citing recent developments, but did not elaborate on the details as it is an active and ongoing investigation.

– Investigators are actively investigating all operational leadership in Mr. White’s report. Investigators are also actively communicating with Mr. White’s family, ”the Dallas police blog says. “If anyone has more information about Mr. White, please contact Dallas Police Headquarters Youth Operations at 214-671-4268 or email [email protected]

Both Tim and Rusty said they played different scenarios in their heads about what might have happened.

“Your mind goes through these scenarios to see what might have happened,” Rusty told KXAS-TV. “But it’s all just a guess until we get some facts or guidance. But your mind plays a game about what happened all day. What could have happened.

The family said they really want any information that could lead them to Alan.

“No matter how small, that piece can lead us to it,” Tim said. “Hopefully someone out there saw him and calls the police.”

They will be offered a $ 20,000 reward for information that leads to Alan’s whereabouts.

“We’re trying to maintain hope,” Tim said. – But it’s been a month. Five weeks on Thanksgiving. So it’s very difficult. We just want to know where he is. “

Alan is 5’11 “tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has gray hair. Last time he wore red suspenders, dark gym pants. He also had a dark blue and maroon two-tone Coach sling.

If you have any information about Alan White’s whereabouts, please call the Dallas Police Headquarters at 214-671-4268 or email [email protected]

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