Police blame the delay in solving the crime solely on the deliveryman who found the body of John Allaman, Jr. When he called 911 on his cell phone, he apparently told the dispatcher he was at Mourning Dove Road, instead of Mourning Dove Drive in nearby Bird Key.
The only Mourning Dove Road dispatchers found on an old 1965 Texaco map of Florida that one of them had in their station wagon was in East Palatka and sent emergency personnel there. It was only after several years that they realized their error.
It was not until about two years ago that interest in the death was revived, when Allaman's son, John Allaman, came into the Sarasota police station demanding to know what the agency was doing to solve the killing.
Oh, and that last paragraph is true, by the way.....