David Parker Ray

The Toy-Box Killer

  Active for 43 years
(1957-1999) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

60

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 5 Books About David Parker Ray
  14. 7 External References
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David Parker Ray a suspected American serial killer and rapist known as The Toy-Box Killer. Ray would kidnap, rape and torture victims in a soundproofed enclosed trailer equipped with devices used for sexual torture. He referred to the trailer as the toy box. In 1999, A potential victim escaped the torture trailer and alerted a nearby neighbor, the victim was naked and chained with a padlocked around her neck. Authorities in Arizona and New Mexico suspect that Ray was responsible for the murders of up to sixty victims, based on accusations by his accomplices including his own daughter. The victims bodies were never found. In 2001, Ray agreed to a plea bargain and was sentenced to two hundred and twenty-four consecutive years imprisonment. In 2002, David Parker Ray died from a heart attack while still in prison.

David Parker Ray Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer David Parker Ray (aka) The Toy-Box Killer, was active for 43 years between 1957-1999, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 60 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

David Parker Ray was born on November 6th 1939 in Belen, city in New Mexico, United States. He was born 1st of 2 children and raised by his grandfather. He was raised as a oldest child and had one younger sister, Peggy Ray. His father abused alcohol and/or drugs. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems, including being teased or picked on. David Parker Ray was physically abused at some point of his life.

David Parker Ray a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He completed 12 years of school, received a high school diploma. He marred and divorced multiple times. He had at least two children, including one daughter, Glenda Jean "Jessie" Ray.

He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1957 (Age 17/18) David Parker Ray started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, rape, and murder his victims. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his girlfriend, Cindy Hendy, and his daughter, both were accomplices, at his Elephant Butte Lake home in New Mexico, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on March 22nd 1999 (Age 59), sentenced to two hundred and twenty-four consecutive years at Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

David Parker Ray died on May 28th 2002 (Age 62), cause of death: natural causes, myocardial infarction at Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US.

Profile Completeness: 74%
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David Parker Ray has been listed on Killer.Cloud since July of 2019 and was last updated 4 months ago.

David Parker Ray a known:

David Parker Ray
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-07-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: David Parker Ray
Nickname: The Toy-Box Killer
Victims: 3 - 60
Years Active: 1957 - 1999
Ages Active: 17/18 - 59/60
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1939 - 2002
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Scorpio
Oct 23 - Nov 22
Birth Month: November
Marital Status: marred and divorced multiple times
Children: at least two children, including one daughter, Glenda Jean "Jessie" Ray
Living With: his girlfriend, Cindy Hendy, and his daughter, both were accomplices, at his Elephant Butte Lake home in New Mexico
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Nov 6, 1939
Given Name: David
Birth Location: Belen, city in New Mexico, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 2
Siblings: one younger sister, Peggy Ray
Raised By: his grandfather
Birth Category: oldest child
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 12 years of school
Highest Degree: high school diploma

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 22, 1999 (Age 59)
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: two hundred and twenty-four consecutive years
Prison Location: Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: May 28, 2002 (Age 62)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: myocardial infarction
Death Location: Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
David Parker Ray

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer David Parker Ray. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Nov 06 1939David Parker Ray was born in Belen, city in New Mexico, United States.  #19391106
1957
(Age 17/18)
David Parker Ray started his serial killing spree. #1957
Nov 06 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Nov 06 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Nov 06 1979
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Nov 06 1989
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
1999
(Age 59/60)
David Parker Ray ended his serial killing spree. #1999
Mar 22 1999
(Age 59)
David Parker Ray arrested. #19990322
Nov 06 1999
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 28 2002
(Age 62)
David Parker Ray died. cause of death: natural causes, myocardial infarction at Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US. #20020528
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
living with children TRUE 267
father drug abuse TRUE 190
problems in school TRUE 218
teased in school TRUE 215
physically abused TRUE 228
drug abuse TRUE 224
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
rape TRUE 448
torture TRUE 422
bound TRUE 401
totem personal item TRUE 350
suicide FALSE 217
killed in prison FALSE 210
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
totem body part FALSE 361


Books that Mention David Parker Ray

Book: Cries in the Desert (mentions serial killer David Parker Ray)
John Glatt
Cries in the Desert
Book: Slow Death: (mentions serial killer David Parker Ray)
James Fielder
Slow Death:
Book: Toy Box Killer (mentions serial killer David Parker Ray)
Natalie Marshall
Toy Box Killer
Book: Consequences (mentions serial killer David Parker Ray)
J. E. Sparks
Consequences
Book: The Bodies of Elephant Butte Lake (mentions serial killer David Parker Ray)
T. C. O'halloran
The Bodies of Elephant Butte Lake

5 Books that mention Serial Killer
David Parker Ray

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1429904712 Cries in the Desert 3
0786030275 Slow Death: 1
1530715598 Toy Box Killer 1
0978773403 Consequences 1
1517772753 The Bodies of Elephant Bu... 1

David Parker Ray (November 6, 1939 – May 28, 2002), also known as the Toy-Box Killer, was an American suspected serial killer and known torturer of women. Though no bodies were found, he was accused by his accomplices of killing several people and suspected by the police to have murdered as many as 60 people from Arizona and New Mexico, while living in Elephant Butte, New Mexico, approximately 7 miles north of Truth or Consequences.

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External References
  1. Q1176038 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
  2. David Parker Ray on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, David Parker RAY on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
  4. Denise Schrock, Justin Reese, David Parker Ray on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
  5. Items and Artifacts in David Parker Ray Case on www.fbi.gov, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
  6. David Parker Ray, The Toy Box Killer on imgur.com, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
  7. Charles Montaldo, Profile of Serial Rapist and Torturer David Parker Ray on www.thoughtco.com, Retrieved on Jul 17, 2019.
Internal References

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  2. #32 of 41 [ Page 3 ] of Scorpio Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #37 of 49 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in November
  4. #71 of 88 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #238 of 305 [ Page 16 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #240 of 326 [ Page 16 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #272 of 649 [ Page 19 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #486 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #490 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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