Ray Nathaniel Johnson Jr. went missing from Tulsa on September 11, 2008. He was thirty-four years old.

At the time of his disappearance, Ray owned an auto dealership on North Peoria

Avenue. That evening he spoke to his wife on the phone at 11:00 pm, stating he was going to tow a vehicle and that he would be home soon after. He was last seen at approximately 11:30 pm driving a vehicle he’d recently gotten. When Ray never arrived at home, his wife went to the dealership to check on him, finding only the vehicle he’d been driving sitting in the locked car lot. The vehicle was unlocked with a window rolled down. The vehicle had a strong smell of bleach, and Ray’s hat along with one of his shoes were found in the truck. The shoe was bloodstained and the trunk itself had been cleaned with bleach. There was no sign of Ray.

In 2015, Ray’s wife’s cousin would be arrested and charged with Ray’s murder. A witness had told police that the man had held a gun to his head and forced him to help dump a body into a creek. However, three days before the trial was to begin, charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence. A year later, the cousin would murder a nineteen year old college student in her home, in 2020 he plead guilty to the murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

Ray Johnson Jr. has never been found. He was a loving husband and father of six children. Please, if you have any information regarding his disappearance, contact the Tulsa Police Department at 918-596-9333.

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