When a person goes missing, once you pass ten days that the person was last seen alive or heard from, the likelihood that the missing person in question is still alive drops with each passing day.
So when 28 year old Zakaria Fry went missing along with 70 year old Eugene Carrell Ray back on January 18 in Albuquerque, NM., while we held out hope that both might still be alive, the missing person odds told us there was a high probability she might not be.
Fry had moved to Albuquerque from Indiana several years ago according to her sister Brittany Willis, and was renting a room from Ray. Rat was a prominent attorney in the area, and Ray’s family told APD that they feared that he could have been involved in a violent situation. He was last seen alive on January 18, and his home was found in disarray along with some suspicious items.
Fry was reported missing a few days later. She was last heard from on that same January 18 date, with a friend receiving a text from her.
Yesterday the Albuquerque Police Depart confirmed that the two bodies found by rancher Fidel Montoya in the small town of Stanley, NM on February 19 have been positively identified as Eugene Ray and our trans sister Zakaria Fry.
Fry’s body was found by Montoya crammed in a trash can on the edge of his property 45 miles from Albuquerque Ray’s was found in a different location on a dirt road two miles away.
A person of interest was recently spotted driving Ray’s car and APD is looking for him.
This is still an open investigation according to APD Public Information Officer Simon Drobik. They still don’t know why they were killed, and haven’t released any information as to how they died.
APD is asking anyone with information that could potentially help solve this case to call Crime Stoppers at 505-843-STOP (7867)
Fry is the 5th trans person we have lost in 2018, and we hope that the person or persons who committed this heinous crime are caught and expeditiously brought to justice.
Rest in power and peace, Z.