Dentist in Cleveland dentist’s disappearance says he didn’t know about murder-for-hire plot
A dentist who was missing for nearly a year has been found dead in a Cleveland suburb, police said.
Montgomery Alcorn, 39, was last seen at his dental practice in Cleveland’s St. Clair Shores neighborhood, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday.
He was found dead Sunday at his home in the 5200 block of N. Euclid Ave., Guglielmi said.
Alcorn was a dental hygienist for a dental office that specialized in tooth implants and other cosmetic procedures, Guglia said.
He has been missing since Aug. 21, when he left to drive his mother to a nearby office.
Police said Alcorn told police he had been contacted by a suspect who claimed to be a victim of a hit-and-run robbery.
Police were still searching for the suspect and Alcorn was arrested Tuesday night.
Albury, who was a licensed dentist, had dental training and had been working as a dental assistant since 2008, according to a statement from the Cleveland Clinic.
Alcides also worked as an assistant to a local chiropractor, according the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Plain Dealer also reported that the Cleveland Police Department had launched a probe into Alcorn’s disappearance.
Alcott was last reported missing Aug. 20, the day after his parents told him that he had left to go to work at a different dental office.
Alcotons disappearance prompted a Facebook post by Cleveland dentist James Alcott, who posted that his daughter had recently graduated from a Cleveland school and was attending a new dental school.
Alcott wrote that his wife had called his office to let him know Alcott was in the city, but the family was told he was not in the office.
The following day, Alcott’s wife, Brittany Alcott of Cleveland, sent an email to Alcott stating that she and Alcott had gone to a bar and the bar had a table set up for them.
The Cleveland Police Bureau released a statement Monday that said the suspect has not been identified, but that they are “still actively looking for this suspect.”