The Doe Network:
Case File 2272DMNM


Right: 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.

Ray Sutton
Missing since August 23, 1930 from Clayton, New Mexico
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

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.

U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Patch

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

United States Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
202-514-2000 (Washington D. C.)

Source Information:
The Officer Down Memorial Page

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