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Erwin police searching for missing father, children

Posted November 2, 2010 12:58 p.m. EDT
Updated November 2, 2010 6:50 p.m. EDT

— Erwin police are searching for a missing father and his two children. The case was first reported as a parental abduction Tuesday, but was later changed to a missing persons case.

Susan Boggs told police she took her 7-year-old fraternal twins – Alyssa Ann Allen and Alex James Allen – to visit their father, Alvin Allen, on Sunday afternoon, with the understanding that he would return them three hours later.

Boggs called police Monday after the children were not returned. She said she made multiple attempts to call their father, only to learn his phone service had been disconnected. He also cleaned out his house and took a leave of absence from his job, she said.

The case does not qualify for an Amber Alert, police said, because Boggs allowed the children to go with Allen.

Both children suffer from asthma and are without their medications, according to Boggs, who said Allen does not know about the children's medical condition or how to treat them.

Allen and the children might be traveling in a gold 2000 Chevy Tahoe with N.C. license plate XZC-7746 or ZWS-5529. Their direction of travel and possible destination are unknown. However, Boggs says Allen is originally from New York and still has ties there.

"I want him to bring my babies back, just bring them back safe and not harmed," she said.

Allen has a history of domestic violence, according to court records.

Since the time they disappeared, an emergency ex-parte and child custody order has been issued by the courts, according to police. Prior to their disappearance, there was no custody order or agreement in place.

Anyone with information should call the Harnett County Communications Center at 910-893-9111.