Regional
11:14 am
Wed October 19, 2011

No Additional Human Remains Found At Elephant Butte

Las Cruces – A renewed search at a New Mexico reservoir for possible victims of a man convicted of sexually torturing women has turned up no other remains.

The discovery of human bones at Elephant Butte prompted the five-hour search Tuesday. The FBI, New Mexico State Police and Albuquerque police are looking for any remains of missing victims of David Parker Ray. They spent last week combing McRae Canyon.

Authorities have long believed that Ray, who died in 2002 while serving life in prison for sexual torture, buried some of the 40 victims he claimed to have had. No bodies have ever been found.

The human bones found last month will be sent to the Office of the Medical Investigator for further analysis.

Investigators say they will continue to track down leads and plan to resume searching the Elephant Butte area in the near future.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.