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Case File: Ray Sutton - 2272DMNM

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(mouse over to enlarge) - The reward poster for information on Ray Sutton. Photo courtesy of ATF Historic Archives and Mounted volunteer examines crime scene. Photo courtesy of ATF Historic Archives; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Patch

Ray Sutton

  • Case Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Missing Since: August 23, 1930
  • Location Last Seen: Clayton, New Mexico
  • Physical Description
    ** Listed information is from the time of disappearance.

  • Date of Birth: November 15, 1873
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 56 years old
  • Race: While
  • Gender: Male
  • Height at Time of Disappearance: 5' 10
  • Weight at Time of Disappearance: 196 lbs
  • Hair Color: Grey
  • Eye Color: Grey
  • Alias(s) / Nickname(s): Unknown
  • Distinguishing Marks/Features: Unknown
  • Dentals: Upper and lower dentures
  • Fingerprints: Not available
  • DNA: Not available
  • Clothing & Personal Items
  • Clothing: Ray was last seen wearing a cowboy hat, khaki trousers, and a tan lumber jacket.
  • Jewelry: Unknown
  • Additional Personal Items: Unknown
  • Circumstances of Disappearance

    Ray Sutton was last seen while conducting an investigation in Clayton, New Mexico on August 23, 1930. He worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the time of his disappearance.

    On August 28th Fletcher passed a deputy sheriff about seven miles south of Raton. The deputy gave Sutton a wave. Sutton waved back and was never seen again. His government vehicle, a black 1929 Pontiac coach with yellow wood wheels, Kansas license plate #84 C 773, was located in a canyon 20 miles from where the suspects were last seen. When one of the suspects was later arrested in Colorado, he was in possession of Agent Sutton's government identification. It is presumed that Agent Sutton was murdered near Raton, New Mexico, but his body was never located.

    Investigating Agency(s)
    If you have any information about this case please contact;

  • Agency Name: United States Department of Justice
  • Agency Contact Person: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Agency Phone Number: 202-514-2000 (Washington D. C.)
  • E-Mail

  • Agency Case Number: Unknown
  • NCIC Case Number: N/A
  • NamUs Case Number: MP #N/A
  • Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Information Source(s)
  • ATF
  • The Officer Down Memorial Page

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    Last Updated: 4/12/2015 - By: BR / Webmaster

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