The Toy Box Killer, David Parker Ray, was the primary suspect in the brutal slaying of sixty women. Though his five-decade killing spree in New Mexico was cut short by a heart attack, the details of his macabre exploits describe a unique personal world of terror. These details make his story truly horrifying.
The Toy Box Killer amassed an elaborate home dungeon used to torment his victims. This murderous investment was valued at more than $100,000.
An Artist’s Eye
Many of Ray’s victims were photographed next to amazing scenic desert landscapes. Perhaps a red sunset inspired the presence of blood. Some of the most disturbing serial killer pictures ever taken.
An Architect’s Eye
The Toy Box Killer drew and cataloged detailed plans of his next killing. Many of these drawings and plans resemble building schematics.
Ray always recorded the screams and petitions of his victims. It’s evident they didn’t haunt him, but encouraged him to kill more.
Tools of the Trade
In the Toy Box Killer’s home devices like BDSM leg spreaders and yolks were discovered. It seems no victim escaped the role of being a sexual object.
The victims of the Toy Box Killer were strapped supinated to a table and made to listen to terrifying audio tapes detailing instructions on how they were to be tortured.
Don’t Come Forward
A few of Ray’s victims were scheduled to make depositions in court regarding their experiences with this killer. They died mysteriously before their testimonies could be heard.
One of the recorded threats conveyed to the Toy Box Killer’s victims was the assurance of being violated by pet dogs.
Parker Ray worked as a New Mexico Parks and Recreation Department official, and scoped-out many of his victims while on the job.
The Toy Box Killer routinely used drugging and hypnosis as a way to lull victims into compliance.
An Early Start
The Toy Box Killer first experimented with sadomasochism as a teenager by tying a woman to a tree and torturing her.
A Lucky Woman
Only one escapee is documented to have escaped the den of the Toy Box Killer. Cynthia Vigil was discovered running naked down a long and lonesome desert highway.