Allan Terry Kaplan
Kaplan, approximately 1977
Date reported missing : 12/08/1977
Missing location (approx) :
Boca Raton, Florida
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 04/10/1938 (83)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 190 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : One ring on each hand.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Kaplan wears eyeglasses. His DOB : is uncertain; it is either April 10 or April 22, 1938.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Kaplan was last seen leaving the Banana Boat Lounge in Boca Raton, Florida on December 8, 1977. He had been drinking there with a woman and then left the bar alone.
It was established that he made it back to his apartment in the 700 block of northeast Seventh Street in Boynton Beach, Florida and changed clothes, but after that he disappeared. His watch, wallet and other items he normally carried disappeared with him, but he left his vehicle behind at his apartment. He has never been heard from again.
Authorities stated there were no indications of foul play in Kaplan's case, but little evidence is available as to his fate. He owned two restaurants at the time of his disappearance, including the Mark Restaurant on Lake Worth Road, and left behind two daughters.
Since Kaplan's disappearance he hasn't attempted to use any of his credit cards, and he left most of his money behind. His case remains unsolved.
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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Doe Network
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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