Darke County teen who died after being found in Dayton alley identified

Darke County teen who died after being found in Dayton alley identified

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 5:07 p.m. (Jan. 12):

Following a request to the public for help, the Montgomery County Coroner has identified a teen who died after “an incident” on South Irwin Street in Dayton in December.

Cole Allen, 17, of Gettysburg was identified by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger as the person who died in the incident.

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Allen’s cause and manner of death have not been determined and are still under investigation.

Harshbarger asked for the public’s help Monday to identify Allen who was initially hospitalized Dec. 21 following an incident in an alley on South Irwin Street. Allen died five days later.

Police responded to the alley Dec. 21 on reports of a person down, according to a police incident report.

“The Dayton Police Department is continuing the investigation into the death of Cole Allen. We are working closely with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office to learn the circumstances that led to Mr. Allen’s death. Upon completion of this investigation we will confer with prosecutors if warranted,” Dayton police said in a statement.


The Montgomery County Coroner is asking for the public’s help regarding unidentified human remains.

Authorities said a younger white man, who is estimated to be in his late teens to early 20s, passed away on Dec. 26, 2020, at Miami Valley Hospital after an incident on Dec. 21 in an alley on South Irwin Street in Dayton.

According to the coroner’s office, the man is 71 inches tall, weighing 234 pounds and has dark hair. They also said the remains has a tattoo depicting a cross on the back surface of the victim’s right, middle finger, along with a broken heart tattoo on the back of his right hand between his thumb and index finger.

At this time, the case remains under investigation by the Dayton Police Department.