Remains of James Alan White identified after being missing since Oct 2020 – Dallas, TX

UPDATE: On May 13, 2021, a survey crew discovered a body in a wooded area of Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas.  The next day, authorities confirmed the remains were that of Alan White.  A cause of death has not been released.  The investigation remains active and ongoing.  The Homicide Unit is asking for anyone with information regarding Alan’s case to contact Detective Eric Barnes at (214) 283-4818 or Please reference case number 188623-2020. 

A private fund is offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding Mr. James Alan White’s case, per Dallas Police Department’s statement.  

We will continue to update this post as more information is made available.  


James Alan White (aka Alan) had been missing since the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 22. He was seen leaving a gym on Haskell Ave in CityPlace. Recently released video surveillance footage shows Alan pumping gas at a RaceTrac gas station in Oak Lawn that same morning.

Alan White is a 55-year-old married KPMG executive. Video footage captured Alan leaving an LA Fitness gym at 5:38 AM on Oct. 22 after a workout. He was expected on a work call at 7:00 or 7:30 Thursday morning, so when he didn’t make the call “everybody instantly assumed that something had gone wrong,” friend Matt Davies said.

On October 29, a week after his disappearance, the black SUV Alan was driving that morning – a Porsche Macan loaner from a dealership – was found in south Dallas. But there was no sign of White. Alan White’s brother, Tim, said “We know that someone out there knows something about him, and we just want him home safe and sound. If someone has taken him or has done something with him physically, and he’s no longer around, we’ll have to deal with that but we just want to find him.”

Missing Dallas man seen getting gas the morning he disappeared
Watch this video on YouTube.
WFAA – James Alan White at the RaceTrac gas station on Inwood Rd. the morning he disappeared.

On November 5, White’s family released video surveillance footage from a RaceTrac gas station on Inwood Rd at Maple Ave. It shows White, wearing a red tank top and dark shorts, pumping gas at around 6:00am. White’s family says that the video shows him leave the gas station headed north on Inwood Rd, towards his house. Reports indicate the vehicle had been located about ten miles away from this gas station.

Dallas Police Department is investigating but have not shared any information publicly about the status of the case.

The family has hired a private investigator and is trying to obtain a court order to help locate White’s cell phone.

“When he wasn’t home at 6:15, I thought it was odd. When he wasn’t home at 6:30, I knew something was wrong. When he wasn’t home by 6:45, I was panicking. I got in the car at 7, drove the route back and forth trying to find him. Trying to find evidence of a wreck somewhere. I was calling the hospitals trying to find out if there was an unidentified John Doe in any of the hospitals because I didn’t know if he had his ID with him or not.”Rusty, Alan White’s longtime partner.

On Nov. 9th, Dallas LGBT police liaison Chelsea Geist sent out this missing poster for Alan White.

White is described as a 5-foot-11 white man with partially gray hair, blue eyes, and weighs 160 lbs. A reward for information that leads to his whereabouts has been increased to $20,000. Anyone with information should call Dallas Police – Missing Persons Squad at 214-671-4268.