Allen graduated in 2004 from Parkway North High School [in Creve Coeur Missouri]. She worked as a server at Red Robin restaurant and was a junior at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, studying photography, graphic design and art history.
"She was a cute, petite, fun-loving friend," said her aunt Debbie Nolen of Springfield, Mo. "She was a little angel."
The fact that Santos is an illegal immigrant was not lost on Allen`s family, who gathered at the home on Gold Leaf. That further enraged them.
"He had no business being on the road anyway, but he`s drunk on top of it," Nolen said. [Drunk driving is suspected in crash that killed woman, St Louis Post-Dispatch 4/22/07]
Santos ran on foot from the crime scene, but was apprehended three hours later by police using search dogs and a helicopter.