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Outside Truth or Consequences, N.M., David Parker Ray is believed to have tortured and killed over 50 women in his soundproof trailer.

On March 19, 1999, 22-year-old Cynthia Vigil was hooking in a parking lot in Albuquerque, N.M., when a man claiming to be an undercover cop told her she was under arrest for solicitation of sex work, and put her in the back of his car.

David Parker Ray, the “Toy Box Killer.”

“He told me I was under arrest and he put handcuffs on me,” Vigil said.

The man was David Parker Ray, and he brought Vigil to his nearby soundproof trailer, which he called his “Toy Box.”

He then chained her to a gynecologist-type table in the center of the trailer, and over the next three days, raped and tortured Vigil, with help from his girlfriend and accomplice Cindy Hendy.

The two of them used whips, medical instruments, electric shock, and sexual instruments to torture Vigil. Before her torture, Ray would play a cassette tape with a recording detailing exactly what she would be forced to endure.

Chair found in Ray’s trailer.

On the cassette, Ray explained that she was to refer to him only as “master” and the woman with him as “mistress” and never to speak unless spoken to first. He went on to explain exactly how he would rape and torture her.

“The way he talked, I didn’t feel like this was his first time,” Vigil said in a later interview. “It was like he knew what he was doing. He told me I was never going to see my family again. He told me he would kill me like the others.”

On the third day, while Ray was at work, Hendy accidentally left the keys to Vigil’s restraints on a table near where she was chained while she left the room.

Seizing the opportunity, Vigil lunged for the keys, and was able to free her hands. Hendy attempted to stop her, but Vigil stabbed her in the neck with an icepick when she approached.

She ran out of the trailer naked, wearing only a slave collar and padlocked chains.

In desperation, she knocked on the door of a nearby mobile home. The owner of the house brought Vigil in and called the police, who promptly arrested both Ray and Hendy.

Cynthia Virgil talking to reporters in 2011 about being tortured by David Parker Ray in 1999.

David Parker Ray, the infamous “Toy Box” serial killer, was born in Belen, New Mexico in 1939. Little is known about his childhood, outside of the fact that he was mainly raised by his grandfather, but regularly saw his father, who beat him.

As a kid, Ray was bullied by his peers for his shyness around girls. These insecurities drove Ray to drink and abuse drugs.

He served in the U.S. Army, receiving an honorable discharge at the end of his enlistment. Ray was married and divorced four times in his life.

It is believed the Ray began his killing spree sometime during the mid-1950s, which only came to light with the escape of Vigil.

After arresting Ray, the police gained a warrant to search his home and trailer, and what they found shocked and disturbed them.

Ray’s “Toy Box” contained a gynecologist-type table in the middle, with a mirror mounted to the ceiling so his victims could see the horrors delivered upon them. Littering the floor where whips, chains, pulleys, straps, clamps, leg spreader bars, surgical blades, and saws, as well as numerous sex toys.

There was a wooden contraption used to bend over and immobilize Ray’s victims while he and his friends would rape them.

Items found in Ray’s trailer.

On the walls were detailed diagrams showing different methods and techniques for inflicting pain.

In the trailer, the police also discovered a videotape from 1996, showing a terrified woman being raped and tortured by Ray and his girlfriend.

With the publicity surrounding the arrest of Ray, considering the disturbing circumstances of his crime, another woman came forward with a similar story. Angelica Montano was an acquaintance of Ray’s who, after visiting his house to borrow cake mix, had been drugged, raped, and tortured by Ray, before being drugged and left by a highway out in the desert.

Ray would often use drugs that would induce amnesia and memory loss in his victims like sodium pentothal and phenobarbitol, so they could not properly remember what had happened to them.

There she was found by police, but there had been no follow-up on her case.

With this stronger case, with two victims testifying to the crimes, the police were able to press Hendy, who quickly folded and began telling what she knew of the murders. Her testimony led the police to discover that Ray been helped in the abductions and murders by his daughter, Glenda “Jesse” Ray, and friend, Dennis Roy Yancy.

Glenda “Jesse” Ray, daughter and accomplice of David Parker Ray

Yancy admitted to participating in the murder of Marie Parker, a woman who was abducted, drugged, and tortured for days by Ray and his daughter, before Yancy strangled her to death in 1997.

After releasing some details about the woman in the video, she was identified by her ex-mother-in-law as Kelli Garrett, a former friend of Ray’s daughter.

On July 24, 1996, Garrett, after getting in a fight with her then-husband, decided to spend the night playing pool at a local saloon with Jesse.

Jesse roofied Garrett’s beer, and she and her father placed a dog collar and leash on her and brought her to his trailer.

He then raped and tortured her for two days, keeping her on date-rape drugs the while. After these two days, Ray slit her throat and dumped her on the side of the road.

Miraculously, Garrett survived the encounter, but no one, neither her husband nor police believed her story. In fact, her husband, believing she had cheated on him that night, filed for divorce that year.

Due to the effects of the drugs, Garrett had limited recollection of the events over those two days, but remembered being raped by Ray.

Items found in Ray’s trailer.

These drugs, as well as the socioeconomic standing of many of the women involved, made it difficult for their testimony to be readily accepted by jurors.

Though he was able to beat two of the cases put against him, he was ultimately sentenced to 224 years in prison for numerous offenses involved in the abduction and sexual torture of these three women.

Jesse Ray received a sentence of nine years, and Cindy Hendy was given 36 years in prison.

David Parker Ray died of a heart attack on May 28th, 2002, three years into his sentence.

In their investigation of Ray’s trailer, police had found evidence of several more killings, including diaries written by Ray where he detailed the murder of at least 50 other women. Despite the evidence, the authorities were unable to create cases from them.

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Items found in Ray’s trailer.

Though Hendy and Yancy both identified areas they believed Ray disposed of these bodies, police found no human remains in any of these locations.

It is believed that a man who put this amount of effort into his horrifying “Toy Box,” and who killed numerous women over many years, would likely have had a greater number of victims. The many unidentified personal effects and jewelry found in his trailer also point to a greater number of victims.

However, that hasn’t prevented the FBI from continuing to investigate David Park Ray and his potential murders.

“We’re still getting good leads,” FBI spokesman Frank Fisher said in 2011. “As long as we’re getting those leads, and as long as the exposure in the press keeps generating interest in the case, we’re going to keep investigating this.”


Now that you’ve read about David Parker Ray, learn the horrifying story of Rodney Alcala, the serial killer who won ‘the dating game’ during his murder spree. Then read the bizarre but true story of Hungary’s “vampire” serial killer.

 

IT’S the painstaking, stark detail in her police statement that speaks volumes.

Kate Moir was just 17, had endured three rapes, hours of terror, frantically calculating her odds of living through being in the clutches of Australia’s worst serial killers, David and Catherine Birnie.

Later as she sat with police, she clinically detailed the shininess of the chains with which she was shackled to the bed, the cold feel and weight of them as they went on, the “mustard-coloured robe” her rapist wore as she was used as a plaything.

The marijuana they shared with her. The showers they made her take before and after she was raped.

The movies they made her watch. The one left in the video player when she escaped.

The clues she left in what became known as the death house in Perth: a lipstick stashed in the couch; a slip of paper with her phone number; the sleeping pills she wouldn’t swallow stuffed under the mattress … anything that would leave a trail to help someone discover the truth about what had happened and who had done it when she wound up dead.

‘We’ll only rape you if you’re good,’ her attackers told Kate Moir. Picture Channel 7 image www.crimefiles.net

‘We’ll only rape you if you’re good,’ her attackers told Kate Moir. Picture: Channel 7

This is the story of the woman who survived by her wits, and a stroke of luck, and ended a four-week killing spree at the hands of monsters that left four other women dead.

And 30 years since escaping the clutches of the Birnies the memories remain clear, and Ms Moir has finally shared the full details of that night, and her escape, in her first television interview.

Her story, and that of that then rookie police officer who took that statement — it was Constable Laura Hancock’s first day on the job — are the centrepiece of the first installment of Channel Seven’s new crime show Murder Uncovered.

The investigative series revisits some of Australia’s worst crimes, with those who were there telling their stories, as well as uncovering new evidence.

The first episode traces the horrific killing spree of the Birnies, revisiting the police investigation, the four murders they were jailed for and the chilling ways they finetuned their rituals and lured their victims.

Serial killer David Birnie in a mustard-coloured robe image www.crimefiles.net

Serial killer David Birnie in a mustard-coloured robe. Picture: Channel 7

It speaks with the families of the killers, as well as investigating another three disappearances many believe came at the evil duo’s hands.

“I asked ‘Are you going to rape me or kill me?’ Ms Moir tells Murder Uncovered of that night on November 9, 1986, when she had accepted a lift from a harmless-looking couple after a night out with friends in Perth.

The reply was: “We’ll only rape you if you’re good.”

What the “very drunk” Ms Moir could not know when she accepted the lift home was Catherine and David Birnie were four murders into a four-week killing spree.

Outside Ms Moir’s family home, she tried the car door, but there was no interior door handle.

They told her to use the outside handle. It wasn’t there.

The butcher’s knife flashed out of his ugg boot and against her throat.

Catherine Birnie was ‘the puppeteer’ giving ‘the tick of approval’ to the pair’s sick crimes, says survivor Kate Moir.image www.crimefiles.net

Catherine Birnie was ‘the puppeteer’ giving ‘the tick of approval’ to the pair’s sick crimes, says survivor Kate Moir. Picture: Channel 7

‘I’VE GOT THE MUNCHIES’

“I remember hearing, ‘Have you got the munchies?’,” Ms Moir recalls.

Those words were Catherine Birnie’s sick sign to her husband they’d found their latest target.

“David was the puppet, Catherine was the puppeteer.

“She gave the tick of approval. She would say ‘I’ve got the munchies’, which meant ‘you can have this one’.

“You know you’re gonna die but you don’t acknowledge that to yourself, you just live it,” she says, as she relives the two hours that led up to the first rape.

They quizzed her about who she was, put on a video of the movie, Rambo, made her shower.

“I remember thinking it was weird to make me shower before they raped me,” she says.

“They made me dance in front of them to (Dire Straits song) Romeo and Juliet. It was two hours of mental torture. I cried when I danced.”

David Birnie forced Kate to dance with him ahead of the first rape image www.crimefiles.net

David Birnie forced Kate to dance with him ahead of the first rape. Picture: Channel 7

“I had a 200 per cent chance of dying and 5 per cent chance of getting away,” she says.

He raped her the first time, not long after midnight. Catherine Birnie watched. And took notes.

Another shower. Chained to a bed.

Sometime during the night, she convinced them to give her a pen and paper, and wrote “goodbye letters” to her loved ones.

When she began screaming, he told her the “sleeping arrangements have changed” and moved her to their master bedroom, where the rapes continued.

‘I THOUGHT IF I WENT TO SLEEP, I’D NEVER WAKE UP’

He handcuffed by her foot to his, told her to take the pills he offered and go to sleep.

She hid them under her tongue, then stuffed them under the mattress.

“I thought if I went to sleep I’d never wake up.”

In the morning, she was ordered to call her parents. She told them she’d got really drunk, in the hope they would be furious, not having previously known she drank, and start searching.

They didn’t.

The Moorhouse Street home in Perth, which became known as the death house, where the Birnies lived and killed.image www.crimefiles.net

The Moorhouse Street home in Perth, which became known as the death house, where the Birnies lived and killed. Picture: Channel 7

When David Birnie went to work, Ms Moir says, she changed her odds of surviving to “50/50” — she just had to get away from Catherine, try to befriend her, get her to drop her guard.

A knock on the front door distracted her captor, who forgot to secure her victim, and Ms Moir saw her only chance.

“The (bedroom) window must have been locked. I got the courage to break the lock and push it open,” she says.

She fell out the window onto the driveway, struggled up, bolted across the road to the nearest house. She tried three doors with nobody home, and got attacked by a dog before, hysterical, barefoot, wearing only black leggings and a singlet, she saw a store opposite.

She ran to the man standing outside it.

“I said ‘Help I’ve been raped. Please take me inside and call the police’,” Ms Moir says.

“If a woman comes here and says I’ve had a fight with her and I’m her daughter, don’t believe her. I’ve been raped.”

He sped with her to the local police station. They screeched to a stop in a cloud of dust.

Now she had to make police believe her.

And with that, the Birnies had lost their serial killer script.

David Birnie hanged himself in prison. Catherine Birnie is eligible for parole this year.

Murder Uncovered premieres on Wednesday, February 8 at 9pm on Seven

Kate Moir as a teenager in Perth. Picture News Corp image www.crimefiles.net

Kate Moir as a teenager in Perth. Picture: News Corp

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Dean Corll.Boy killer & rapist.

Dean Corll along with Elmer Henley and David Brooks raped and killed about 27 boys. They buried their bodies in a forest in Texas. Elmer Henley shot Corll soon after and was sentenced to six life imprisonments along with Brooks. Today they are both in jail and the requests for parole hearings have been denied.

Gary Ridgeway. Seattle USA. Multiple serial killer

This serial killer is also known as The Green River Killer. In two years, he killed about 50 women all over Seattle. He first sexually assaulted them and then killed them by stabbing or strangling them to death. He confessed to the killings and was sentenced to about 48 life sentences.

Moses Sithole.Rapist serial killer

This man was native to South Africa. He raped 40 women and killed 38 for one year. He was arrested in 1997 and sentenced to over 2,400 years in jail. He will be considered for parole in about 930 years. According to recent reports, Moses is suffering from AIDS.

Night Stalker guilty

after campaign of perverted terror

Tom Morgan

March 25, 2011

Guilty ... Delroy Grant.
Guilty … Delroy Grant. Photo: Reuters

 

A British man dubbed the Night Stalker has been convicted of being one of the most prolific and depraved sex attackers in British history.

Police apologised for botched chances to stop Delroy Grant, 53, earlier as he was found guilty of preying on the elderly in a campaign of perverted terror lasting 17 years.

Former minicab driver Grant was responsible for some of the most “awful and disturbing crimes” ever investigated at Scotland Yard, senior detectives said.

A jury at Woolwich Crown Court convicted him of claiming at least 18 victims – but it is feared the total may be more than 500.

The conviction brings to a close a massive manhunt that cost tens of millions of pounds and involved hundreds of officers.

Police missed a key chance to stop Grant in 1999 because of a paperwork blunder, it can now be revealed.

Officers mistakenly ruled him out of their inquiry when the DNA of another suspect with the same name was confused with his.

Commander Simon Foy, head of the Metropolitan Police’s homicide and serious crime command, said Grant’s conviction lifted a shadow of fear from thousands of pensioners living in south London.

But he added: “We are deeply sorry for the trauma suffered by all those victims and our failure to bring Grant to justice earlier.”

The police chief branded Grant a “perverted, callous and violent individual” who attacked some of the most vulnerable people in society.

His crimes were “some of the most awful and disturbing in the history of the Met”, he added.

“He was also feared by many people living in the same communities and it is not too dramatic to say when he was caught thousands of people in the South East were able to switch out their lights and go to sleep without the dreadful thought they would be preyed upon by Grant.”

Between 1992 and 2009 the masked sexual predator preyed on frail men and women in south London and violated them in their homes, sometimes for several hours.

Many of his victims – aged up to 89 – were blind, deaf or had conditions including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Grant targeted detached and semi-detached 1930s houses in leafy suburbs, often levering out double-glazed window units with a crowbar to gain entry.

He was a highly-skilled burglar who carried out daytime reconnaissance.

The hallmark of many of his offences was to remove light bulbs, cut telephone lines, then grab his victims with a gloved hand.

He woke terrified pensioners by shining a torch in their eyes before engaging them in conversation.

Grant then subjected his vulnerable victims to humiliating and degrading sexual assaults for a gratification described in court as impossible to understand.

His “stuff of nightmares” crime spree sparked an international manhunt by police.

Officers had been hunting the Night Stalker, under the codename Operation Minstead, since 1998 when two rapes were linked to the same attacker.

Grant, of Brockley Mews, Honor Oak, eluded capture for years as the tally of victims linked to Minstead soared to 203. The offences took place in areas including Warlingham, Shirley, Beckenham, Bromley, Addiscombe, Orpington and West Dulwich.

The sex beast’s luck finally ran out when police swooped on his car in the early hours of November 15, 2009.

More than 70 undercover officers, supported by hidden cameras and a helicopter, staked out several streets in Shirley, near Croydon, in an ambitious operation after Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson called for a “step change” in the hunt.

Grant, a father of 10 and full-time carer for his estranged wife Jennifer, who has multiple sclerosis and is paralysed, refused to discuss his crimes with police.

But he stunned officers by suggesting they should instead speak to his son.

By the time the case arrived in court more than a year later, he had spun a web of lies in an attempt to get off the hook.

Among a string of “almost laughable” explanations at Woolwich was his claim that his ex-wife stored his semen in 1977, then waited 15 years to frame him for the crimes.

Jonathan Laidlaw QC, prosecuting, attacked him during cross-examination for making up “utter, utter rubbish”, saying he would stoop to any level to avoid prosecution.

There were raised eyebrows among the jurors as Grant even claimed DNA could be seen with the human eye.

The “sickening and depraved” attacker was found guilty of 29 counts of preying on 18 elderly men and women between 1992 and 2009.

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