When a Dallas man doesn’t make it home from an early-morning gym session in time to start the work day, his family immediately launches a search. A missing persons case takes a tragic turn for the worst—and the mysterious—in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
Alan White was 55 years old when he failed to return home from an early-morning workout on October 22, 2020. A successful accounting executive, he had a strong family life and marriage. His missing persons case tragically evolved in a homicide investigation whenever his remains were discovered.
This satellite image from Google Maps shows Alan’s last known location, which was at a gas station (red marker) approximately a mile and a half from his home.
This gas station surveillance footage shows Alan pumping gas just a mile and a half from his home on the morning of his disappearance. This is the last known sighting of Alan.
This satellite image from Google Maps shows the circular route Alan drove on the morning of his disappearance. It’s unknown why he drove a seemingly unnecessary distance to refuel his vehicle that morning.
This satellite image from Google Maps shows the place (red marker) where Alan’s vehicle was found abandoned in a remote lot in southern Dallas. Alan was not found with his vehicle.
Alan smiles in an undated family photo. His homicide remains unsolved, and he is missed by his husband and family, with whom he shared close relationships.
Sources used to research this episode:
Family Pleads for Safe Return of Dallas Businessman Alan White Who’s Been Missing Since October (Andrea Cavallier / NBC News)
UPDATE: Alan White’s Car Has Been Found; He Remains Missing (Tammye Nash / Dallas Voice)
Trackdown: $20,000 Reward Offered to Help Find James Alan White (Shaun Rabb / Fox 4 News)
Police Upgrade Search for Missing Dallas Executive to ‘Endangered Missing Person’ (Allie Spillyards / NBC News)
Body of KPMG Executive James Alan White Found in Dallas 6 Months After He Was Reported Missing (Katie Campione / People)
Dallas Police Department Offense Record for Public Release: 083593-2021
James Alan White Dead: Cause of Death Remains Unclear (Heavy.com)
2 Men Arrested Following Kidnapping Incident Near Dallas Love Field (Jozelyn Escobedo / ABC News)
Dallas Man, 1-Year-Old Baby, Safe After Kidnapping, Carjacking (Fox4 News)
‘It’s a Disturbing Trend.’ Cities see Large Increases in Carjackings During Pandemic (Peter Nickeas and Priya Krishnakumar / CNN)
Dallas Violent Crime Update: Fewer Murders, Robberies, Aggravated Assaults Compared to 2020, Department Says (Eline de Brujin / ABC 8 News)
National Youth Gang Survey Analysis: Measuring the Extent of Gang Problems (National Young Gang Center / US DOJ)
If you have any information about the murder of Alan White, please contact the Dallas Police Department at 214-283-4818 and refer to James Alan White and / or case #188623-2020.