4th Transgender Murder Investigation Just Thirty-one Days Into 2018

Update

Person of Interest in the Fry/Ray Case
Person of Interest in the Fry/Ray Case

Do you recognize this man? Albuquerque Police are looking for this person in connection with missing persons case of Zakaria Fry and Carrell Ray both who identify as transgender woman.

Zakaria Fry 28 and Carrell Ray 70 of Albuquerque New Mexico have been missing since January 18, 2018. The children of Carrell Ray entered the residence finding it in disarray with large amounts of blood. On Jan 31 a missing persons investigation was started by Albuquerque Police.

Carrell Ray’s car, a 2000 Ford Mustang, was missing from the scene. Ray’s car was spotted being driven by a caucasian male, now a person of interest in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Albuquerque Police at 505.235.1039, 505.924.6096 and/or E-mail the TRANS network information desk at TransInfo@TransNetworking.com

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information comes in.  Please check back for updated and additional information.


The children of a 70-year-old transgender woman, Carrell Ray, walked into their Albuquerque, NM home to find excessive amounts of blood in the living areas

Picture of Zakaria Fry – Provided by Britney Willis

and garage.  Subsequently, Ms. Ray and her roommate Zakaria Fry went missing according to Ms. Fry’s sister, Britney Willis. Ms. WIllis tells us “On January 31st, 2018 detectives from the Albuquerque New Mexico Police Department have classified the incident as a homicide.”  This would be the third and fourth murders of transgender women in the first month of January 2018.

“[Zakaria] was last heard from on January 18th.  A text message was sent via [her] phone. That’s the last that we have heard of [her]” says Britney Willis.  Since Monday, January 29th police and family have been looking for Carrell Ray and Zakaria Fry.  Carrell is described as a 70-year-old transgender woman who may live most of her life presenting as a male, 5’ 9” and about 200lbs.  A 2000 Ford Mustang with New Mexico License plate GTW323 that is driven by Carrell is missing as well.  Ms. Fry is described as 28 years old, 5’ 11”, 165 lbs, blue eyes, blond hair and many tattoos.  

Fourth week of 2018 and fourth transgender woman murdered

In the month of January, there have been four transgender women that have been murdered.  The month started out with the murder of a North Adams, MA  transgender woman, Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien on January 5th.  A murder that her husband confessed to.   On January 7th Viccky Gutierrez was found murdered in a burning building in South Los Angeles, CA.

This is a developing story and this article will be updated as more information comes in.  Please check back for updated and additional information.

 

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