Real Name: Jarod Adam Allgood
Case: Mysterious Death
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Date: February 9, 1993
Details: On February 9, 1993, Jarod Allgood, a college student in Iowa City, Iowa was struck and killed under strange circumstances. Jarod had trouble with sleepwalking since he was a child. Doctors believed that it was related to his athletic activities. On the day of his death, he got out of his bed and ran out of his apartment; his eyes were open, but he was not awake, and he began to run a mile. Somehow, Jarod was able to weave through parked cars and corners. While in his sleep, he ran into a truck and was killed instantly.
Authorities initially believed that Jarod committed suicide, but Jarod's family believe that his death was a result of sleepwalking. His mother learned from his roommate that Jarod had a recurring dream which involved him running a race with a man who was driving a car.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the November 8, 1996 episode about Sleepwalking, along with Heidee Ruiz.
Results: Solved. Investigators and sleep experts later determined that he had been killed while sleepwalking and that it was against his own will. Jarod's death was ruled the first known deaths to have occurred in Iowa that was attributed to sleepwalking. Although decades of research has been done on sleep, scientists still have more questions than answers.