Mysterious Life Of Glenda Jean Ray
Those who experienced childhood abuse are more likely to engage in high-risk health behaviors such as drug and alcohol use and unsafe sex.
Glenda Jean Ray daughter, Jesse, testified that her father used to bind women with handcuffs and chains in his truck turned torture chamber.
She said he would record them and later play the tape. She also told police where Ray buried victims.
Glenda Jean Ray was the daughter of infamous serial killer David Parker Ray. She was also known as Jesse Ray and helped her father carry out his evil crimes.
She often lured women from clubs by sleeping drugs in their drinks and then dragging them to her father’s truck turned torture chamber. The truck was dubbed the ‘toy box’ and contained all sorts of gruesome implements. The walls were covered with diagrams of sexual torture and Ray referred to himself as a “sexual scientist”.
One of Jesse’s victims was Cynthia Vigil who escaped from the ‘toy box’ after three days of brutal torture. When police raided the trailer, they found disturbing audio tapes of Ray describing what would happen to his victims and graphic notes detailing the method of their killings. They also found the bodies of several women. Ray was eventually sentenced to 224 years in prison for the murder of more than 20 victims.
The saga of Glenda Jean Ray came to an end in 1999 when an escaped victim called police. Police discovered that Ray had been kidnapping women, robbing and torturing them in his trailer which he called the Toy Box. He used whips, medical and sexual instruments, and electrical shocks on his victims.
He drugged them before he started the torture, and some of the victims were not able to remember what happened to them afterward. He also smuggled drugs like sodium pentothal and phenobarbital into his Toy Box to help him kill his victims.
Up to sixty women are believed to have been murdered by Glenda Jean Ray over the years. Authorities have searched Elephant Butte Lake and nearby ravines, but they were not able to find any identifiable bodies. He had written down the names of his victims in a diary but never showed them to authorities. He died of a heart attack before they could question him.
Glenda Jean Ray also known as Jesse was a daughter of serial killer David Parker Ray and is best known for her involvement in the 1996 kidnapping of Kelli Garrett. Jesse was convicted of kidnapping and sexual penetration charges in relation to her father’s sadomasochist activities.
The Toy Box Killer had a fascination with sex torture and tying women to trees. He began this activity when he was just thirteen according to his sister who reported finding pornographic images of such acts in his room.
After divorcing his third wife, Jesse met Cindy Hendy who would become an accomplice in his crimes. Hendy and Ray leased land in Elephant Butte and Stone Lake where they abducted women, performed sadomasochist acts on them, and then sold them into slavery in Mexico. They used chains, whips, handcuffs, and sex toys to restrain victims while raping and sodomizing them. Many of his victims were drugged so they didn’t remember anything afterwards.
Ray’s sadomasochistic fantasies of raping, torturing and even killing women began as a teenager. He would often draw sexy bondage pictures and send them to his sister. When he married his first wife, Peggy, she became aware of her husband’s sexual fetishes.
The couple divorced and Ray moved with his daughter to Mountainair, New Mexico. During his time there, he met Cindy Hendy. Hendy was a woman on the run from police. Ray convinced Hendy to become his accomplice and together they began abducting and torturing women in the Toy Box, a soundproof trailer equipped with chains, whips, and sex toys.
During the course of his crimes, Ray abused and tortured several women before murdering them. He disposed of their bodies in Elephant Butte Reservoir. Hendy and Glenda Jean “Jesse” Ray were arrested in 1999 in connection with the disappearance of 22-year-old Jill Troia. Jesse Ray claimed that she had reported her father’s crimes to the FBI back in 1986 but nothing was done about them.