A Pristine Suicide

Author: Bart J. Allen

ISBN 978-1-60264-162-4 (softcover)
ISBN 978-1-60264-163-1 (hardcover)

196 pages

Squarely in the heart of America, Salina, Kansas is a pretty safe place to have kids. At least, that's what they say. But some places in Kansas are safer than others. The Allens found out the hard way. In the case of the death of their oldest son, seventeen-year-old Destry Greer Allen, they did what nobody else would do to find out the truth about what really happened to him that late night in June of 2004. Originally ruled a textbook suicide, an independent investigation by the Allens discovered it was anything but. Seven years later, Destry's case is still open - an unsolved suicide. What happens when the system intended to protect citizens at the most vulnerable times in their lives not only turns its back, but goes out of its way to wrong them? What happens when the professionals, who citizens trust and depend on to take care of them, go after them instead, to teach them a lesson? The Allens found out.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bart J. Allen, born in 1959, has lived most of his life in Salina, Kansas, with his wife of over 25 years, Theresa. They have two sons, Ransom and Lucas. A graduate of Kansas State University, Bart was a successful business man until the death of their first born son, Destry Greer Allen, forced him down a different path in life. This is his first book. A lifelong advocate for children, Allen wrote it out of a desire to not only find some justice for their son, but to spare others from going through the same horror they were forced to endure by vindictive, corrupt, self-serving, government officials in Saline County Kansas.

Squarely in the heart of America, Salina, Kansas is a pretty safe place to have kids. At least, that's what they say. But some places in Kansas are safer than others. The Allens found out the hard way. In the case of the death of their oldest son, seventeen-year-old Destry Greer Allen, they did what nobody else would do to find out the truth about what really happened to him that late night in June of 2004. Originally ruled a textbook suicide, an independent investigation by the Allens discovered it was anything but. Seven years later, Destry's case is still open - an unsolved suicide. What happens when the system intended to protect citizens at the most vulnerable times in their lives not only turns its back, but goes out of its way to wrong them? What happens when the professionals, who citizens trust and depend on to take care of them, go after them instead, to teach them a lesson? The Allens found out.


Category: Non-Fiction, True Crime

Type: books

Vendor: Bart J. Allen


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