Lance David Ray

Lance David Ray in 1999.

The Phoenix Police Department, Peoria Police Department and FBI Phoenix Field Office are asking for the public’s help in seeking potential victims and additional information about Lance David Ray, an alleged sexual offender and homicide suspect.

Ray was recently arrested in connection with three separate incidents in 2000.  

In the Peoria incident, it is alleged that Ray kidnapped a 14-year-old, held him at gunpoint and sexually assaulted him. 

In the first of the two Phoenix Incidents, the charges allege that Ray kidnapped, bound and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old at gunpoint. The other incident involved an 18-year-old male victim who was shot and killed after a struggle.

In 2020, DNA evidence linked Ray to these crimes. 

In October, Ray was arrested in Indiana, where he was visiting. He was extradited to Phoenix and booked into the Maricopa County Jail. 

The investigation is ongoing, and it is believed there may be additional victims.  

Ray lived in Phoenix from 1999 to 2003 before leaving the state.

To provide information regarding Ray, email ReportRay@fbi.gov or call 1-800-CALL-FBI.