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.
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.
David Parker Ray has been listed on Killer.Cloud since July of 2019 and was last updated 4 years ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
|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|
|Life Span:||1939 - 2002|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♏ Scorpio |
Oct 23 - Nov 22
|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|
|D.O.B.:||Nov 6, 1939|
|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|
|Highest School:||12 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||high school diploma|
|Arrested:||Mar 22, 1999 (Age 59)|
|Sentence:||two hundred and twenty-four consecutive years|
|Prison Location:||Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US|
|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|
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.
|Nov 06 1939||David Parker Ray was born in Belen, city in New Mexico, United States. #19391106|
|David Parker Ray started his serial killing spree. #1957|
|Nov 06 1959|
|Nov 06 1969|
|Nov 06 1979|
|Nov 06 1989|
|David Parker Ray ended his serial killing spree. #1999|
|Mar 22 1999|
|David Parker Ray arrested. #19990322|
|Nov 06 1999|
|May 28 2002|
|David Parker Raydied.cause of death:natural causes,myocardial infarctionat Lea County Correctional Center in Hobbs, New Mexico, US. #20020528|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as David Parker Ray (1957-1999).
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|living with children||TRUE||268|
|father drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|problems in school||TRUE||221|
|teased in school||TRUE||218|
|totem personal item||TRUE||354|
|killed in prison||FALSE||218|
|totem body part||FALSE||365|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1429904712||Cries in the Desert||John Glatt|| 3 Total Including |
Ramadan Abdel Rehim Mansour
|0786030275||Slow Death:||James Fielder||David Parker Ray||2|
|1530715598||Toy Box Killer||Natalie Marshall||David Parker Ray||1|
|0978773403||Consequences||J. E. Sparks||David Parker Ray||1|
|1517772753||The Bodies of Elephant Bu...||T. C. O'halloran||David Parker Ray||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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