The Doe Network:
Case File 209DFLA

1 Age-Progression
Left: Helsley, circa 1982;  Right: Age-Progression by NCMEC to 37 years old

Raylene Susan Helsley
Missing since January 5, 1983 from Marion, Union Parish, Louisiana
Classification: Non family Abduction

Vital Statistics

  • Date Of Birth: October 19, 1970
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 12 years old
  • Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'11; 90 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blonde / auburn curly hair; blue eyes.
  • Birthmarks, Scars: She has a pale, strawberry birthmark on the back of her neck near the hairline and a blue pencil mark scar on the top of her nose and upper lip.
  • Clothing: Raylene was last seen wearing Levi jeans; a long-sleeved button-down shirt with purple flowers; and cowboy boots.
  • DNA: Available

Circumstances of Disappearance
Helsley and her sister were living with their father. When her sister returned from school, Raylene was nowhere to be found.
Helsley's father claims that he only left Helsley alone in their residence for approximately one hour during the day; when he came home, she had vanished.

Raymond Helsley, the father, was sentenced to the maximum sentence-- 10 years at hard labor for beating Raylene so hard he broke a wrench and a piece of plastic pipe. He was arrested after her sister told authorities she had seen the beating. Helsley said the body is approximately 1 1/2 miles from the trailer.

If you have any information concerning Raylene's whereabouts, please contact:
Union Parish Sheriff's Office
Trey Fulton

You may remain anonymous when submitting information to any agency.

Agency Case Number: 830102/NamUs MP# 4011

NCMEC #: NCMC601681

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

Source Information: Child Protection Education of America, Inc.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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