The search for suspects wanted in connection with the murder of a husband and wife in Dallas County has moved into Camden County and other neighboring areas.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Department Major Mike Schmidt confirmed several investigators from the department are working with Dallas County and other agencies investigating the double murder as part of the Lake Area Major Case Squad. A truck matching the description of the vehicle stolen from the home where the husband and wife were killed was found near Macks Creek.
Investigators are releasing little information but did confirm no suspects have been taken into custody as of Tuesday afternoon.
According to what was released, the bodies of Brandy and Joseph Allen were found outside their home in Tunas early Sunday morning. Investigators believe the homeowners heard a noise and were murdered when they came outside to investigate.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said the homeowners appeared to have interrupted an attempted robbery. The truck found near Macks Creek was taken from the Allen’s home. The suspect or suspects attempted to steal an older El Camino but were unsuccessful.
Investigators said they have been able to collect evidence at the scene and from the truck that leads them to believe more than one suspect was involved. That evidence, once processed could be a key to the investigation.
Schmidt said officers from Dallas, Camden, Morgan and Laclede counties are assisting with the investigation as well as the Missouri Highway Patrol, Lake Ozark, Versailles. Laurie and Waynesville police departments and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group. Schmidt is the officer in charge of the investigation for the major case squad.
The Allen’s had two children, a 14-year-old daughter and 18-year-old son who were not at home at the time of the murders.
Schmidt said the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency immediately.
A GoFundMe page has been set up in support of the Allen family. Go to https://www.gofundme.com/joe-amp-brandy-allen-funeral-fund to donate.