New Mexico · Newspaper clippings

Man shoots another in back of skull and assumes his identity

October 23, 1916 New Mexico Elbert Blancett shoots Clyde D. Amour in the back of his skull Blancett shot Amour in the back of the head with a shotgun before stealing the dead man’s possession and assuming his identity briefly, going so far as to telegraph Amour’s mother to request money. Blancett was arrested in… Continue reading Man shoots another in back of skull and assumes his identity

New Mexico · Serial Killers

The “Toy Box Killer” dies in prison of natural causes

May 28, 2002 Hobbs, New Mexico David Parker Ray, the "Toy Box Killer," dies in prison Ray had devised a torture chamber in a soundproof truck trailer equipped with whips, syringes, clamps, chains, pulleys, leg spreader bars, straps, saws, and blades. He installed a gynecologist-style table with leg stirrups under a ceiling mirror to allow… Continue reading The “Toy Box Killer” dies in prison of natural causes