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xx Re: Sue Ann Ray - August 26, 2005 - GA
« Reply #45 on: Jan 3rd, 2006, 6:21pm »

On Wednesday, Jan. 4th, the family of Sueann Ray will be going before GA Congressman, Saxby Chambliss. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss why certain things in the investigation into Sueann's disappearance have not been done or were mishandled. This was posted at the request of the family.

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xx Battle for Missing Mother's Child
« Reply #46 on: Jan 13th, 2006, 11:50am »

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Though she’s been missing since last year, the mother of a 6-year-old girl from Cherokee County, will be at the center of a custody hearing Friday.

Quinton Ray, the father of Charity Ray, is battling with his estranged wife’s friends and family for custody of the young girl. Her mother and Quinton’s estranged wife, Sueann Ray of Woodstock, Ga., has been missing since August 26, 2005.

Efforts by Woodstock police investigators to locate Sueann have included two canine searches of Quinton’s home in Pickens County. Authorities said results from both efforts have been sealed by a county judge.

On Friday, though, a judge is expected to rule on who will care for Charity, the daughter of Quinton and Sueann. Since Sueann vanished about four months ago, her best friend, Leslie Colley, has looked after Charity.

“It’s tough and all I can do is just comfort her and give her as much support and love as I can,” Colley said.

Woodstock police reported finding Sueann’s minivan abandoned at a Wal-Mart in Canton, Ga., just a few days after the 26-year-old mother went to visit Quinton at his home in Jasper, Ga.

Police say Quinton admitted to doing some work on his wife’s van, but said he had nothing to do with her disappearance. The woman’s father, Danny Jenkins, and several of her relatives told 11Alive News they don’t believe him.

Jenkins said, “I mean, on Monday, the 29th, what happened to my little girl? I just gotta convince the authorities.”

Woodstock police said they questioned Quinton several times about his wife’s disappearance, but had yet to formally name him as a suspect in their investigation.

Meanwhile, Colley told 11Alive News “I want answers” about what happened to her best friend and mother of her young charge.

“And, I try to keep strong for her. I don’t want her to see me cry,” she said.

On Friday, Sueann’s loved ones said they hoped to keep the child’s father from being granted custody of his daughter.

Woodstock police have refused to comment on the status of Sueann’s disappearance. Also, the judge in Friday’s custody hearing put a gag order on all parties involved in the matter.

Meanwhile, a $105,000 reward in the case is being offered by Sueann Ray’s friends and family.

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xx Investigation yields no sign of missing woman
« Reply #47 on: Jan 26th, 2006, 4:34pm »

It’s been almost five months since Sue Ann Ray went missing and there have been no signs of the Woodstock woman since.

The Woodstock Police Department asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to help investigate in September of last year. The GBI continues to search for the single mother.

“We are working it every day—following leads everyday,” said John Cagle, special agent in charge of the GBI’s Region 8 Field Division. “We’re still staying focused on it.”

Ray, 26, went missing after visiting her estranged husband’s service garage in Jasper the evening of Aug. 26 last year. Police say she was there to get some work done on her vehicle and to pick up her then 5-year-old child.

(Right: Sue Ann Ray has been missing for five months and there have been no signs of the young mother. Pictured with Ray are her daughter and estranged husband, Quinton Ray, of Jasper.)

Ray left her job at a Woodstock trucking company at about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26, went to her apartment to change clothes, went to Wal-Mart on Riverstone Parkway in Canton and then traveled to the Jasper location where she was last seen at about 7 p.m., said Sandy Chasm, Ray’s sister.

Ray was seen leaving the Wal-Mart at about 5:30 p.m. by the surveillance video, according to statements previously made by Detective Sgt. Dan King of the Woodstock Police Department. Police have never disclosed whether Ray was alone or with someone.

Her minivan was found three days later, Aug. 29, in the parking lot of the same Wal-Mart shopping center she was at Aug. 26 backed into a parking space and clean—something Ray’s family said is not typical of the Cherokee High School graduate.

Quinton Ray, Ray’s estranged husband, said he doesn’t want to be involved in the case and has nothing to do with it.

“I’m not involved,” Quinton Ray said. “I ain’t got nothing to add to this story.”

Ray’s family continues to seek help in locating their loved one and her father, Danny Jenkins, said he’s not giving up until he gets his eldest daughter back.

“I will not stop until I find out who killed her,” Jenkins said. “I just want my little girl back.”

Jenkins and the private investigator he hired, former Cherokee County Sheriff John Seay said they think there are people in the local area that know what happened to Ray and need to come forward with their information.

Seay said it’s shameful that these people have not come forward with the information they know.

“There are people in the local area that know what happened to this girl,” Seay said. “I think it’s a shame and a disgrace that what happened to her has not been disclosed to the GBI. There are people out there who know and there are people out there who have the answers to the questions that are being sought. These people need to come forward and put the responsible person for her demise in prison.”

Whether or not the case is being investigated as a missing persons case or a homicide is unknown, and Cagle said it’s not appropriate to classify the case.

“Our cases aren’t characterized as missing persons or really homicide,” Cagle said. “We were requested to help Woodstock in the missing persons case and that’s what we’re doing. I don’t think characterizing it one over the other is necessarily appropriate.”

Seay, however, said he believes it became a homicide case after Ray was missing for more than three days.
“I think about 72 hours past her being reported missing should have been a homicide investigation,” Seay said. “Everything to me indicates that this woman has met foul play.”

Both Seay and Jenkins believe a special grand jury should be impaneled in Pickens County to sift through the evidence in the case.

“There is evidence in this case and it needs to be supported by other testimony,” Seay said. “I think a grand jury needs to be impaneled and I believe that witnesses need to be subpoenaed and be brought forward and be made to testify to the facts of the issues that they know.”

While the GBI continues to investigate the case, Chasm and her husband Jason, as well as Quinton Ray are trying to get custody of Quinton and Sue Ann’s 6-year-old child.

The child is in the custody of one of Sue Ann’s friends who has been approved by the Department of Family and Children’s Services.

The Pickens County judge presiding over the case recently issued a gag order, so the parties involved and their attorneys would not comment on the case. The case was scheduled to be heard Jan. 20.

“I’m going to court the 20th,” Quinton Ray said of the custody hearing involving his daughter. “I’m going to court for it and it’s a drawn out process.”
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xx Ga. Family Turns to Psychics For Help
« Reply #48 on: Jan 30th, 2006, 04:57am »

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A pair of psychics have offered their assistance to the family of a metro Atlanta woman who has been missing for nearly six months.

Sue Ann Ray disappeared in August and while her relatives have said they can now accept the idea that she has been killed, they desperately want to find her body. Family members feel the psychics can help them accomplish that.

Gabbie Chase is one of the psychic investigators the family is using in the search. Chase calls herself a medium for the missing and two months before family members erected a cross for Sue Ann, Chase said she saw the cross in one of her visions.

Chase also said Ray has been speaking to her since her disappearance.

"I think she was murdered," Chase said. "It was very cold. I think the people invovled have no remorse and i think she's ready for justice to be done."

The psychic investigators have said they have re-traced the steps they think Sue Ann took the day she vanished. The investigators said those steps led them to an area near the home of Sue Ann’s estranged husband, Quinton Ray.

Sue Ann’s father said he is somewhat skeptical of the psychics’ findings.

"I don’t know know these people but I will try anybody that can help me find my daughter," said Danny Jenkins. "Who it is what they believe in, I don't care if they can find my daughter I’m in."

Chase and her partner would not go into specfics about other details of their investigation but they did say they wanted police to follow up on their feelings.

"Our hope is that someone will listen to what we're saying and be able to look in the specific area we're talking about," said psychic investigator, Laura Moore.

Ray’s husband admits he may be the last person to have seen Sue Ann alive, but he maintains he has done nothing wrong.

So far, police have not named a suspect in Ray's disappearance.

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xx Psychics asked to help in Sueann Ray case
« Reply #49 on: Feb 1st, 2006, 08:20am »

By Angela M. Jones

Cherokee Tribune Staff Writer

The search for a missing Woodstock woman is getting some help from the hereafter.

A team of psychic investigators from the national nonprofit organization Mediums 4 the Missing is aiding in the quest for Sueann Ray, who was last seen Aug. 26.

Mediums Laura Moore and Gabbie Chase visited the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Canton on Sunday, following information they said they received from Ms. Ray's spirit.


The store's parking lot is where her 1998 maroon Ford Windstar sport van was found three days after she went missing. The van had been neatly backed into a parking space, and the inside of the van was tidy and clean - both of which are not typical of Ms. Ray, according to her family.

"We felt compelled to come here," Mrs. Moore said of the Wal-Mart. "We wanted to see the area Sueann was telling us about, to try and gain more information about what happened to her."

Ms. Ray was last seen Aug. 26, when Woodstock police said she left her job at a trucking company in Woodstock to meet with Quinton Ray, her estranged husband, in Jasper. Police believe Ms. Ray left Jasper at 6:30 p.m. to meet someone at 7 p.m., but she never arrived, according to her family. Her cell phone also stopped working around the time she disappeared, her family said.

GBI investigator John Cagle said Ms. Ray's disappearance remains under investigation and all leads are being followed up on, but could not release any specific information about the case.

Ms. Ray's father, Danny Jenkins, said he decided to contact Mediums 4 the Missing in early October, when the GBI investigation failed to produce a suspect or his daughter's body.

"I felt like I needed some help finding my little girl," Jenkins said. "It's been 155 days now, and the GBI hasn't found a thing. There's still a family of killers running around under their noses, and it's not right."

Jenkins said he believes Ray and his family played a role in his daughter's disappearance. They have maintained their innocence.


He said he learned about the organization through his sister, Sarah Teague, whose daughter, Heather, was abducted from Madisonville, Ky., on Aug. 26, 1995.

Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Chase said their organization's mission is to aid in the search and recovery of missing persons. Both women said they use their talents as mediums, or people through whom communications are sent to the living from the spirit world.

"We believe that the spirit lives on after a person has passed on," Mrs. Chase said. "Even though that person is no longer with us, it is still possible to connect with their energy, and receive information from them."

According to Mrs. Moore, Ms. Ray's spirit described, in detail, the area where her body could be located. Her description also included the names of nearby streets, the people who were involved in her disappearance, and possible motives.

"Since we became involved in this search in October, we feel that Sueann has been moved," Mrs. Chase said. "She's still in the same area, though. She's told us where she was, within a five-mile radius, and the area her family believes she's in is well within the five miles she described to us."

Jenkins said he feels confident progress on the case could begin to improve, thanks to the mediums' involvement. He added they may have identified the location of his daughter's body.

"Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Chase are reasonably certain that they have located where my little girl's body is," Jenkins said. "When they got to a certain area of interest, they got sick to their stomachs."

Mrs. Moore explained the feelings of nausea she and Mrs. Chase felt while visiting the area is one of the ways a medium can tell they are close to their goal.

Jenkins said he is hopeful investigators will follow up on the mediums' information and that there will be a break in the case very soon.

"I'm very confident that this case will be solved very soon," he said. "Hopefully, they'll find my daughter's body out there, and then all four of the murdering SOB's who did this will be in jail."

Ms. Ray is described as 5 feet tall and weighing 110 pounds with blond hair and green eyes. She has two tattoos: a red and black tribal tattoo on her lower back and a flower on her right ankle.

Anyone with information about the case or who saw someone driving Ms. Ray's 1998 maroon with gray trim Ford Windstar sport van Ms. Ray's van, is asked to call the GBI at 1(800) 597-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous. To contact Mediums 4 the Missing, visit their Web site at www.mediums4themissing.com

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xx Woman's Body Found, Spouse Jailed
« Reply #50 on: Feb 8th, 2006, 10:49am »

The estranged husband of a woman murdered in Jasper, Ga., and whose body turned up in northern Cherokee County, is charged with her death, police said.

Cherokee police told 11Alive’s Kevin Rowson they believe Quinton Ray killed his wife, Sue Ann, in Pickens County. Authorities have not confirmed how they know that, but are likely to release more details regarding their investigation at a news conference set for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Quinton had long been a person of interest in Sue Ann’s disappearance in August 2005.

Ray’s husband admits he may be the last person to have seen Sue Ann alive, but he maintains he has done nothing wrong.

In late January, 11Alive’s Duffie Dixon reported the 6-month search for Sue Ann turn a noted turn when a pair of psychics offered their help to the victim’s family in Metro Atlanta.

Family members told Dixon they’d only recently started to accept the idea that Sue Ann might be dead. Yet, they said they still desperately wanted to find her body and thought psychic investigators Gabby Chase and her partner could help them.

A self-described “medium,” Chase said she received a vision – a holy cross – about two months before Sue Ann’s family erected a cross in name of the missing woman.

Chase also said Ray has spoken to her since her disappearance last year.

"I think she was murdered," Chase said. "It was very cold. I think the people involved have no remorse and I think she's ready for justice to be done."

The psychic investigators said they re-traced the steps they think Sue Ann took the day she vanished. The investigators said those steps led them to an area near Quinton’s home.

Danny Jenkins, Sue Ann’s father, said he remained skeptical of the psychics’ findings.

"I don’t know-know these people, but I will try anybody that can help me find my daughter," Jenkins said. "Who it is? What they believe in? I don't care. If they can find my daughter, I’m in."

Chase said, "Our hope is that someone will listen to what we're saying and be able to look in the specific area we're talking about," said psychic investigator Laura Moore.

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xx Plans for Ray s funeral discussed
« Reply #51 on: Feb 11th, 2006, 07:14am »

By Angela M. Jones

Cherokee Tribune Staff Writer

The father of Sueann Ray of Woodstock said he hopes to hold her funeral within the next week.

The body of Ms. Ray, who disappeared in August, was found Wednesday in northern Cherokee County. Her estranged husband, Quinton Ray of Jasper, has been charged in her murder.

Danny Jenkins, Ms. Ray's father, said the funeral will be held at Holly Springs First Baptist Church as soon as the GBI releases her body to the family. An autopsy was performed Thursday at the GBI Crime Lab, but no information has been released by the GBI.


The funeral will be open to the public, Jenkins said, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a trust fund set up at Bank of America for Ms. Ray's 7-year-old daughter, Charity.

Jenkins said he also is considering asking for a private autopsy.

"I need to do this for my own well-being," he said.

Channing Ruskell, Jenkins' attorney, said while the family has complete confidence in the GBI's findings, they want to know the cause of her death as soon as possible. The family has contacted several medical examiners, but no one's services have been retained at this time.

"We're certainly not trying to question the GBI's results, whatever they may be," Ruskell said. "The private autopsy is just to give the family of the deceased a sense of closure, and her father some peace of mind.

"As a father, Mr. Jenkins would like to know what caused his daughter's death, as well as any other information about the circumstances of her death that might be revealed by an autopsy," he added. "The private autopsy is to determine Sueann's cause of death before she is buried, if possible."

Ms. Ray on Aug. 26 left her job at a trucking company in Woodstock, and went to visit Ray at his home in Jasper. She never showed up for a 7 p.m. appointment that night and was reported missing on Aug. 29 by her family. Her abandoned 1998 maroon Ford Windstar sport van was found the night of Aug. 29 in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Canton.


Ray is being held without bond at the Pickens County Adult Detention Facility. Pickens Superior Court Chief Judge Brenda Weaver declined to comment on the possibility of a bond hearing for Ray on Friday.

Pickens District Joe Hendrix said a probable cause hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22.

If you would like to donate to the trust fund, visit www.findsueann.org

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xx Jasper man faces murder charge
« Reply #52 on: Feb 15th, 2006, 6:50pm »

By Erika B. Neldner


The body of a Woodstock woman was found Feb. 8 in a shallow grave in northeast Cherokee County after an intense undercover investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), and her estranged husband sits in the Pickens County jail without bond charged with her murder, officials said.

Sue Ann Ray’s body was found in a “very shallow grave” at about 8:20 a.m. Feb. 8 in a heavily wooded area on Cherokee Gold Trail near Reavis Mountain Road near Ball Ground, according to John Bankhead, public information officer for the GBI.

Her estranged husband, Quinton Ray, 27, (right) was arrested about an hour later and charged with murder.

“It was an old logging road and the gravesite was across the creek from that old logging road,” said John Cagle, special agent in charge of the Region 8 office of the GBI.

Cagle said the discovery of her body was the result of the investigation the GBI has been working on since September and an undercover operation during the past 30 days.

The autopsy was completed Feb. 9 but officials are not releasing what they have found. Bankhead said they still have tests to run.

“The cause of death takes some time,” Cagle said. “As far as the identification goes, the DNA could take a long time to do (but) I am extremely confident that it’s her for a number of reasons.”

Cagle refused to disclose what those reasons are.

Sue Ann Ray, 26, went missing Aug. 26 last year after visiting her estranged husband’s service garage in Jasper. Police say she was there to get some work done on her vehicle and to pick up her then 5-year-old child.

Sue Ann Ray left her job at a Woodstock trucking company at about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 26, went to her apartment to change clothes, went to Wal-Mart on Riverstone Parkway in Canton and then traveled to the Jasper location where she was last seen at about 7 p.m., said Sandy Chasm, Sue Ann Ray’s sister.

Sue Ann Ray was seen leaving the Wal-Mart at about 5:30 p.m. by the surveillance video, according to statements previously made by Detective Sgt. Dan King of the Woodstock Police Department. Police have never disclosed whether Sue Ann Ray was alone or with someone.

Her minivan was found three days later, Aug. 29, in the parking lot of the same Wal-Mart shopping center she was at Aug. 26 ,backed into a parking space and clean—something her family said is not typical of the Cherokee High School graduate.

Investigators said Quinton Ray had been on their radar screen since the beginning.

“We’ve been focusing on Quinton Ray for some time—quite honestly since September,” Cagle said, “When people thought we weren’t, we were, but I couldn’t come out and say that and I didn’t want to. We probably had enough probable cause to arrest Quinton Ray long before (Feb. 8) but we have been trying to locate the body.”

(Right: Sue Ann Ray’s body was found in a shallow grave off of Cherokee Gold Trail near Reavis Mountain Road in northeast Cherokee County. The star indicates the location of about where her body was found, according to John Bankhead, public information officer for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.)

Quinton Ray retained Canton attorney David Cannon Sr. not long after his wife was reported missing but now has a public defender, Jasper attorney Richard Thurman, representing him in the murder case. Neither Cannon nor Thurman returned calls for comment at press time.

Sue Ann Ray’s family was dumbfounded when they found out her body was found because even though they’ve had the feeling she was killed, they still hung on to the hope that she was alive and well somewhere.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Sandy Chasm, Sue Ann Ray’s sister. “I almost didn’t want it to be over. There’s no hope that she could be alive somewhere. I was hanging on to that hope.”

Their father, Danny Jenkins, said even though he knew in his heart what had happened to his daughter, it’s still sad to know she’s really gone.

“I knew 164 days ago that she was dead and that he killed her,” Jenkins said. “It’s a sad day to know your little girl is without a doubt dead. You can think it all day long but now you know. It’s just a sad day.”

Despite his public criticism of law enforcement’s investigation, Jenkins thanked all of those who worked on the case, and after the public announcement that Sue Ann Ray’s body had been found, Jenkins shook Cagle’s hand to thank him for the hard work.

GBI officials said they are expecting more arrests to come but they are still investigating.

Pickens County District Attorney Joe Hendricks is expected to prosecute the murder case but Cherokee County District Attorney Garry Moss said additional charges are expected in Cherokee County, including tampering with evidence and improper disposal of a dead body.

(Right: Sue Ann Ray leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter, Charity. Sue Ann and Quinton Ray’s daughter is staying with her godparents until permanent arrangements can be made.)

The Woodstock Police Department initially handled the investigation but when the demands exceeded their manpower last September, the case was turned over to the GBI.

Funeral arrangements are tentatively set for Feb. 22 at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs, Jenkins said, adding he is waiting for the GBI to release Sue Ann Ray’s body.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Charity Danielle Ray Education Fund at any Bank of America.

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xx Funeral date set for Ray
« Reply #53 on: Feb 16th, 2006, 09:47am »

The funeral for a missing Woodstock woman found earlier this month will be next week.

Sueann Ray's family and friends will gather at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Woodstock for the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Owens Funeral Home in Cartersville.

Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a trust fund set up for Ms. Ray's 7-year-old daughter, Charity. Donations to the Charity Danielle Ray Education Fund can be made at any Bank of America location.

Ms. Ray, 26, left her job at a trucking company in Woodstock on Aug. 26 and went to visit her estranged husband, Quinton Ray, at his Jasper home. She failed to show up for a 7 p.m. appointment that night and was reported missing Aug. 29 by her family.


Her abandoned 1998 maroon Ford Windstar sport van was found the night of Aug. 29 in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Canton.

Her body was found by the GBI in a shallow grave in northern Cherokee County the morning of Feb. 8. Ray was arrested one hour later and charged with her murder. He is being held without bond in the Pickens County Adult Detention Facility.

Richard Thurman, the public defender representing Ray, has filed a motion requesting a gag order hearing. It will be heard on Feb. 22 in Pickens County Superior Court.

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xx Sueann Ray Funeral Postponed.
« Reply #54 on: Feb 17th, 2006, 09:07am »

Please be advised that due to circumstances beyond the family's control, Sueann Ray's funeral services scheduled for Feb. 23rd have been postponed. The family is waiting for more information from GBI at this time. Once these matters are cleared up, a funeral will be planned. We apologize for this but please understand that at the same time, we want those responsible for Sueann's death to be brought to justice so waiting a little longer with our officials is worth it.

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xx Slain Woodstock woman's funeral postponed
« Reply #55 on: Feb 17th, 2006, 6:38pm »

The funeral for a slain Woodstock woman missing nearly six months has been postponed.

Sueann Ray's father, Danny Jenkins, said Friday that he had to postpone his daughter's funeral because her body will not be released to the family until today. That doesn't allow enough time for an independent autopsy to be conducted before Thursday, when the funeral had been scheduled, Jenkins said.

Ray's identity has been positively established by DNA testing and will be released today to a funeral home selected by her family, Cherokee County Coroner Earl Darby said Friday.

Sueann Ray disappeared Aug. 26. Her body was found Feb. 8 in a shallow grave in Ball Ground.

Quinton Ray, who told a GBI undercover operative where his estranged wife's body was buried, was arrested by GBI agents within an hour of its discovery.

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xx Father, Son Indicted in Slaying
« Reply #56 on: Feb 20th, 2006, 6:26pm »

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A grand jury in Pickens County indicted the husband and father-in-law of a murdered woman Monday on charges related to her death, District Attorney Joe Hendricks told 11Alive News.

Sueann Ray's husband, Quinton Ray, has been indicted on charges of malice murder, felony murder, kidnapping, concealing a death, and tampering with evidence.

Quinton Ray's father, Harold Danny Ray, is accused of helping his son bury the body. The elder Ray has been indicted on charges of concealing a death, tampering with evidence, and hindering the apprehension of a criminal.

The remains of Sueann Ray were found earlier this month in a shallow grave dug off a dirt road in Nelson, Ga., after a six-month search. The body was found near property owned by the victim's in-laws.

Quinton Ray had long denied any involvement in his wife's disappearance and told authorities he last saw her when she arrived at his home to have the oil changed in her van. The van was found days later in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. Authorities believe Quinton Ray's father also picked his son up from the store after his daughter-in-law was murdered.

Ray's funeral had to be delayed because the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office did not expect to release her body to her family until Monday.

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« Reply #57 on: Feb 21st, 2006, 05:09am »

The father-in-law of a Woodstock woman whose body was found earlier this month in a shallow grave has been charged in connection with her death.

Harold Danny Ray, 54, of Ball Ground was arrested and indicted Monday on charges of concealing Sueann Ray's death, tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension of a felon.

Ray's son, Quinton Ray of Jasper, has been jailed in Pickens County on murder charges since his wife's body was located earlier this month. His father has now joined him in jail.

Quinton Ray was also indicted Monday in his wife's murder and kidnapping and in concealing her death.

Sueann Ray had been missing since August when her body was found Feb. 8, buried near a creek in rural northern Cherokee County. At that time, GBI investigators said other people might be involved in the crime. Earlier, police acknowledged they were investigating a series of cellphone calls between Quinton Ray and members of his family about the time the Woodstock mother disappeared.

Pickens County District Attorney Joe W. Hendricks Jr. said Monday he could not rule out more arrests.

"The investigation is ongoing," Hendricks said.

Quinton Ray and his wife had been separated for seven months when she disappeared. Quinton Ray told police he last saw his wife on Aug. 26 when she came to his home in Jasper to have him work on her Ford Windstar minivan.

He said she left to pick up their 6-year-old daughter, Charity from his parents' home in nearby Ball Ground and was then headed to Augusta to visit with her father for the weekend. Three days later Sueann's van was found abandoned at a Wal-Mart in Canton.

The indictment filed Monday charges Harold Ray with helping hide his daughter-in-law's body by moving it from his son's home south of Jasper and burying it on land near the elder Ray's home on Cherokee Gold Trail in Cherokee County.

The indictment also alleges that Harold Ray helped his son drop off Sueann Ray's minivan at the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Quinton Ray had earlier pleaded not guilty to murder charges in his wife's death. His attorney has filed a motion for a gag order set to be heard Wednesday, Hendricks said.

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« Reply #58 on: Mar 2nd, 2006, 8:20pm »

By CLINT WILLIAMS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/02/06


More than six months after her death, Sueann Ray is finally getting a proper funeral.

Services for Sueann Ray, 26, whose body was found Feb. 8 in a shallow grave in northern Cherokee County, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, with the Rev. Earl Smith officiating.

Visitation is 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Huey Funeral Home, 480 Main St., Canton.

The family requested that instead of flowers, donations be made to the education fund established for Ray's daughter, Charity Danielle Ray. Donations can be made at any Bank of America branch.

Her husband, Quinton Ray of Jasper, has been in jail since the discovery of his wife's body. He has been indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping and concealing a body in connection with her death. His father, Harold Danny Ray, 54, of Ball Ground was also arrested and indicted last week on charges of concealing Sueann Ray's death, tampering with evidence and hindering the apprehension of a felon. The cases are being heard in Pickens County.

Sueann Ray was reported missing in late August.

Quinton Ray and his wife had been separated for seven months when she disappeared.

Quinton Ray told police he last saw his wife on Aug. 26 when she came to his home in Jasper to have him work on her Ford Windstar minivan. Three days later, her van was found abandoned at a Wal-Mart in Canton.

Danny Jenkins, Sueann's father, hired a private investigator to hunt for his daughter. After her body was found, Jenkins paid to have a second autopsy done in addition to the one conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

"I just want to know how my daughter died and when my daughter died," Jenkins said, adding he is considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit against her in-laws.

Jenkins vowed to closely monitor the prosecution of those charged with his daughter's death and said he will ask Cherokee County officials to file charges because Sueann's body was found in Cherokee.

"When we bury her Friday, it'll just be the beginning for me," Jenkins said.
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« Reply #59 on: Mar 4th, 2006, 1:12pm »

Sueann's funeral service was held on Friday, March 3rd. We have some photos from the service and her funeral booklet has been added to the website if you would like to view it.

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