Biography[ edit ] During his childhood, David and his younger sister Peggy lived with their disciplinarian grandfather. Army , where his service also included work as a general mechanic. Inside the torture room, along with numerous sex toys , torture implements, syringes, and detailed diagrams showing different methods and techniques for inflicting pain, there was a homemade electrical generator that was used for torture.
A mirror was mounted in the ceiling, above the gynecologist-type table upon which he would strap his victims. Ray would also put his victims in wooden contraptions that bent them over and immobilized them while he had his dogs and sometimes other friends rape them.
He has been said to have wanted his victims to see everything he was doing to them during the torture sessions. He told her she was under arrest, for solicitation of sex work, and handcuffed her. He put her in his trailer and took her to Elephant Butte. After three days of captivity, Vigil escaped from his trailer at Elephant Butte on March 22, After Vigil got the keys, Hendy noticed Vigil's attempt to escape and a fight ensued. During the struggle, Hendy broke a lamp on the victim's head, but Vigil managed to unlock her chains and stab Hendy in the neck with an icepick.
Vigil ran away naked, wearing only an iron slave collar and padlocked chains. Once Vigil escaped, she ran down the road seeking help, later getting assistance from a nearby homeowner.
The homeowner took Vigil in, comforted her and called the police. Her escape finally led officials to the trail and capture of Parker and his accomplices. She told a similar story and said that she had reported the incident to police, but there had been no follow-up. The manager of Raymond's Lounge was an accomplice.
Ray was an armed State Park officer, and the manager at Raymond's Lounge gave Ray credibility, despite knowing that the women would be kidnapped. Numerous individuals, including members of law enforcement, were accomplices in the torture and raping Box.
Bodies were not discovered because they were dumped down abandoned mines on the East side of Caballo Lake by Ray's accomplices. Ray had a video of another victim, Kelli Garrett, which dated back to Garrett managed to make it to the parking lot when Ray hit her from behind, knocking her unconscious.
Ray took her to his trailer and attached a dog collar and leash to Garrett. Garrett awoke, but blacked out several times during 2 days of torture and drugging.
During this time, Ray noticed she was breathing and slashed her throat open. Thinking he had killed her, Ray dumped her on the side of the road near Caballo. She was later treated for her injuries at a local clinic. Neither her husband, nor police, believed her story. Her husband believed she had been cheating on him the night she was attacked. He filed for divorce, and Garrett relocated to Colorado. She was later interviewed on Cold Case Files about her ordeal.
Yancy was eventually convicted of second degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder, and received two year terms. He taped himself telling one woman the drugs were " sodium pentothal and phenobarbital ". One woman remained uncertain that her recollections of the abuse were anything but nightmares until contacted by the FBI.
After questioning, she came to remember her mistreatment in increasing detail. Trial 1 resulted in a mistrial and retrial, with a conviction in the retrial on all 12 counts for which he was accused. She was scheduled to receive parole in He died of a heart attack before the scheduled interrogation took place.
Three months after his release in , Yancy was charged with violation of probation. He will be remanded to custody until , to serve the remainder of his original sentence.