The Doe Network:
Case File 4013DMSC


Richard Edward McCray
Missing since December 27, 1999 from Rembert, Sumter County, South Carolina
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
McCray was last seen entering a wooded area at Highway 521 North and Ellerbe Road in Rembert at 16.00 on December 27, 1999, to collect some pottery clay. He had been driven there by a friend who waited for him in the car, together with her two children. The friend waited for two hours before assuming McCray had left the wood through another location.

McCray may have been seen walking north on U.S. 521 near Spencer Road circa 17.00, but this has not been confirmed.
McCray's sister, with whom he shared a home reported him as missing later that day.

Two days later a massive search was launched, with no results.
McCray was not known to stray far from home and he knew the area well.

A suspect was charged with murder in the case in 2000, but the charge was dismissed.
Foul play is suspected.

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

Sumter County Sheriff's Office

NCIC Number: M-330406502
Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
Sumter County Sheriff's Office
North American Missing Persons Network
The Item - Jul 2, 2005

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