Police search LaSalle properties for clues in Allen case

Jerome Allen. Photo provided by Windsor Police Service.

Windsor police have turned their attention in the Jerome Allen case to LaSalle.

Members of the Major Crimes Branch conducted searches on multiple properties in LaSalle on Thursday and Friday, according to public information officer Sergeant Steve Betteridge. The search and rescue unit, along with the service’s remotely-piloted aircraft system, conducted the searches.

No additional details have been released as to how the properties are related to the search for Allen. He has been missing since the early morning hours of October 20, 2018. Police have reason to believe Allen is not alive and have been treating the investigation as a homicide.

A $5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in Allen’s disappearance. Police are urging anyone with information on this case to come forward. Betteridge said you many hold the key to unlocking this mystery.

“The Major Crimes Branch is appealing to the community for any information that may assist in this investigation,” said Betteridge. “Sometimes that one piece of information you don’t think would be helpful, could be that exact piece of information investigators need.”

Those with tips to pass along should call Windsor police at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4000. Anonymous tips may be submitted to Crime Stoppers at (519) 222-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a potential cash reward.