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Human remains discovered near college campus in Dallas identified as missing businessman Alan White

A body found in a wooded area behind the Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas, Texas last week has been identified as James Alan White, a 55-year-old Dallas businessman who has been missing since October 2020, Dallas Police announced Friday.

On Thursday, a survey crew working for the college found the remains around 12:30 p.m. and called 911. The next day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Alan White. The cause of death has not been released.

“As we had hoped Alan was still alive, the finding of his remains obviously will now help our family with some closure,” Alan’s brother Tim White told Dateline on Sunday. “Finding his remains will also help the Dallas PD with the ongoing investigation as to what happened to him.”

Andrea Cavallier Sun, May 16, 2021, 11:33 AM·3 min read A body found in a wooded area behind the Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas, Texas last week has been identified as James Alan White, a 55-year-old Dallas businessman who has been missing since October 2020, Dallas Police announced Friday.

On Thursday, a survey crew working for the college found the remains around 12:30 p.m. and called 911. The next day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Alan White. The cause of death has not been released.

James Alan White James Alan White “As we had hoped Alan was still alive, the finding of his remains obviously will now help our family with some closure,” Alan’s brother Tim White told Dateline on Sunday. “Finding his remains will also help the Dallas PD with the ongoing investigation as to what happened to him.”

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Dateline NBC also spoke to Tim back in November when his brother was featured in the online series, “Missing in America.” As families gathered for the Thanksgiving holiday that week, Alan’s loved ones were doing everything they could to locate him.

Alan’s husband, Rusty Jenkins, told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth that they both left home around 4:40 a.m. on October 22, 2020, to head to their respective gyms as part of their morning routines. Alan was last seen leaving the parking lot of the L.A. Fitness CityPlace on Haskell, around 6 a.m. He was driving a black Porsche SUV.

Shortly after Alan left the gym, security video captured him at the RaceTrac gas station at Inwood Road and Maple Avenue where he was seen filling the tank of his car and driving out of the parking lot.

Just days later, Alan’s Porsche SUV was found in the area of Simpson Stuart and Bonnie View roads, which is the opposite direction of Alan’s house from the gas station. But there was no sign of Alan.

Alan’s brother Tim told Dateline at the time that their family doesn’t know who would want to harm Alan, but also had no reason to believe Alan would willingly disappear. The successful businessman had just started a new job in February as a Managing Director in an advisory role at KPMG.

On the day Alan disappeared, he had a scheduled conference call at 7 a.m. that he uncharacteristically missed. His husband Rusty Jenkins previously told NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth the closer it got to the time of his meeting, the more worried he became. So Rusty went looking for Alan, driving the route between their house and the gym thinking he had been in a car accident.

Within a few hours, he was joined by Alan’s brother Tim, and the search began. For months, Alan’s loved ones have held onto hope that he’d be found alive. Now, they’re hoping for justice.

“My brother was a good man, with no known enemies; this is why this is so baffling to us,” Alan’s brother told Dateline on Sunday. “But alas, someone decided to take Alan off the Earth, and we ask for anyone that knows anything about the murder and dumping of his body to contact DPD.”

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by Anonymousreply 38October 22, 2021 4:23 PM

😭 RIP

by Anonymousreply 1May 17, 2021 8:50 PM

Poor fellow. Any theories as to what happened to him? Hate crime? Grindr hookup gone wrong?

by Anonymousreply 2May 17, 2021 8:52 PM

Did he burn the coal and pay the toll?

by Anonymousreply 3May 17, 2021 8:56 PM

Sadly, people are killed for so little now. People are killed for the money in their wallets. He was driving a nice car, which to criminals could have made him a target. That being said, are they sure Rusty was at home during the crime? No payments to a hitman? No new lover?

by Anonymousreply 4May 17, 2021 9:01 PM

Odd that the two husbands go to different gyms at 5 a.m.. I need to know more about the husband, Rusty.

R3 is repeating an alt-right meme, for what it’s worth.

by Anonymousreply 5May 17, 2021 9:10 PM

Yes, two separate gyms does seem odd. Did police confirm that Rusty went to the gym that morning? Separate gyms, separate lives?

by Anonymousreply 6May 17, 2021 10:14 PM

There’s a series of threads about this...come join us!

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by Anonymousreply 7May 17, 2021 11:17 PM

Was he hung?

by Anonymousreply 8May 17, 2021 11:29 PM

Wasn't there a college student in that area who went missing around the same time? I can't remember enough of the details to search for the thread, but I know there was at least one. The kid's car was found but not his body.

by Anonymousreply 9May 18, 2021 12:06 AM

[QUOTE]Sadly, people are killed for so little now.

Now? This has ALWAYS been true

by Anonymousreply 10May 18, 2021 12:08 AM

[quote] Was he hung?

Cause of death has NOT been released.

by Anonymousreply 11May 18, 2021 1:04 AM

They be unable to determine a cause of death due to the length of time it took to find his remains.

by Anonymousreply 12May 18, 2021 1:13 AM

Oh r12 you poor dear.

by Anonymousreply 13May 18, 2021 2:21 AM

Not to be stereotypical, R8 but I think we can tell by that face that he was certainly not.

by Anonymousreply 14May 18, 2021 2:26 AM

Wait, isn’t a gayface a sign of being hung?

by Anonymousreply 15May 18, 2021 2:31 AM

Was he a DLer?

by Anonymousreply 16May 18, 2021 2:35 AM

It’s a bit late to make inquiries now, r16.

by Anonymousreply 17May 18, 2021 3:02 AM

Picked up trade and it went wrong somehow.

by Anonymousreply 18May 18, 2021 4:00 AM

The Alan White homicide has been one of the most frustrating cases in the LGBTQ community. Not only did it take months to find the body after White’s abandoned car was located, cause of death has still not been determined.

Responding to an inquiry from Dallas Voice, Sgt. Sigala of the homicide unit wrote, “The cause of death has not been determined by the Medical Examiner’s office. No new updates to provide. This is still an active an ongoing investigation.”

While the cause of death hasn’t been determined, the case is being investigated by homicide now. Until the body was found, the case was under missing persons.

The difficulty in determining cause of death is possibly because of the state of decomposition of the body when White was finally found in a field in South Dallas near Paul Quinn College.

by Anonymousreply 19July 23, 2021 4:24 PM

SEE r7

Order! We shall have order here!

by Anonymousreply 20July 23, 2021 4:29 PM

[quote]Separate gyms, separate lives?

Separate steam rooms.

by Anonymousreply 21July 23, 2021 4:32 PM

I can't even imagine what goes on in the mind of someone who kills someone, but can you imagine killing someone and the body isn't found right away and you keep wondering when the body will be found? The urge to go to where the body is and check on it, see if it was still there.would be huge.

by Anonymousreply 22July 23, 2021 4:42 PM

The college area seems to be a mostly Hispanic region of town.

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by Anonymousreply 23July 23, 2021 4:46 PM

The separate gyms isn't that weird to me. A lot of people work out at places that are on the way to and from work.

by Anonymousreply 24July 23, 2021 4:47 PM

The college area is heavily BLACK. Latino, sure. But more Black.

by Anonymousreply 25July 23, 2021 4:54 PM

Of course, separate gyms. Would you want to worry about your husband seeing you suck a stranger's cock in the steamroom? Separate gyms!

by Anonymousreply 26July 23, 2021 4:55 PM

Any updates?

by Anonymousreply 27July 27, 2021 10:22 PM

Not as of last week.

by Anonymousreply 28July 27, 2021 10:32 PM

He was probably a victim of a robbery. Expensive car, gas station in skeet area, early morning…

by Anonymousreply 29July 27, 2021 10:35 PM

*sketchy

by Anonymousreply 30July 27, 2021 10:36 PM

Leaving home at 4:40 to go to the gym before work. Kudos to them, I couldn’t do that.

by Anonymousreply 31July 27, 2021 10:43 PM

I think he had a stroke or something after his workout. Became disoriented, drove in the wrong direction, got out of the car and went wandering. Maybe was catatonic. Died of exposure?

by Anonymousreply 32July 27, 2021 11:03 PM

Link to R19's update. Just posting it to bump this thread in case anyone has further news to add.

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by Anonymousreply 33September 9, 2021 10:00 PM

Whys his brother doing all the talking after the body was found? Why not his husband?

by Anonymousreply 34September 9, 2021 10:12 PM

Any updates? I cannot quit DL before this is resolved.

by Anonymousreply 35September 18, 2021 5:04 PM

“Whys”, R31? Oh, Dear!

by Anonymousreply 36September 18, 2021 9:24 PM

NO update

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by Anonymousreply 37October 22, 2021 4:22 PM

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by Anonymousreply 38October 22, 2021 4:23 PM
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