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'Someone Out There Knows Something': Dallas Accounting Exec Found Dead 6 Months After Vanishing

James Alan White, an executive at accounting firm KPMG, was last seen pumping gas into his Porsche after working out at an LA Fitness in October. 

By Gina Tron
Dallas TV Exec Found Dead 6 Months After Vanishing

A Dallas accounting executive has been found dead in Texas, six months after he vanished.

The search for James Alan White, 55, ended on Thursday after a survey crew found human remains in a wooded area near the Paul Quinn College campus, according to a press release from the Dallas Police Department. The remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as White.

White, an executive with the accounting firm KPMG, vanished in October. Surveillance video obtained by Dallas–Fort Worth outlet WFAA showed him pumping gas into his  black 2019 Porsche Macan at a Race Trac gas station after working out at LA Fitness. The car was found in South Dallas days after he vanished, less than half a mile from where his remains were found on Thursday.

"We’re relieved in a lot of aspects but we’re also not relieved if that makes sense," White's brother, Tim White told WFAA. "A good emotion because we found him, a bad emotion because it makes the finality of it complete. I do believe someone is obviously responsible for our brother’s final demise."

The grieving sibling hopes that someone’s conscience will push them to talk

"We do want someone to come forward. Someone out there knows something. Maybe finding his body will be that extra push to get someone to come forward and speak out and bring whoever did this to justice," he said. "Alan was very loving, very giving. He would do anything for anybody and that’s what makes it kind of hard for me to fathom why someone took his life."

While the accounting firm exec’s cause of death is still undetermined, it’s clear that homicide is not off the table.

The Dallas Police Department’s Homicide Unit is asking for anyone with information regarding the case to contact Detective Eric Barnes at (214) 283-4818 or eric.barnes@dallascityhall.com, while referencing case number 188623-2020. Additionally, a private fund is offering a $10,000 reward for information. Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward to information that can lead to a conviction.

Editor's note: Because of an editing error, the original version of this story referred to KPMG as a television station. It's an accounting firm. The article has been updated.