The Doe Network:
Case File 1172DFIL


Cheryl Louise Murray
Missing since April 1, 1994 from Peoria, Peoria Co, Illinois.
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: January 20, 1951
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 43 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'2"; 100-115 lbs.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde hair, shoulder length; blue eyes. Previous childbirth.
  • Nickname/Alias: Cheryl Louise Smith
  • Medical: Right middle finger is amputated at the first knuckle
  • Fingerprints: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Murray was last seen leaving a party in the Peoria, Illinois area and reported missing on April 1, 1994.
Murray is possible victim of accused murderer Arlie Ray Davis.

Murray is one of several missing women from the Peoria area; others include Loretta Tinkham, Stephanie C. Gibson and Stacey Morrison.
Arlie Ray Davis, a former Peorian who was sentenced to death for one murder but was suspected of more, died five days before a hearing on whether he should remain on death row.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Peoria Police Department
Crime Scene Investigator Paul Tuttle

Agency Case Number: 94-40319

NCIC Number: M795586031
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Illinois State Police
Journal Star (Peoria, IL) 8/31/95
Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) 10/16/02
NamUs MP #8564

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