David Parker Ray Used A Cattle Prod On His Victims, But That's Not The Worst Of It

Published on December 14, 2021

David Parker Ray is an American rapist and serial murderer known for his role in the 'Toy Box Murders' in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Although never confirmed, we speculate that David Parker Ray tortured hundreds of women and murdered up to, or more than, 60 others. No bodies were ever found that could be pointed directly at him. David died of a sudden heart condition in 2002 while serving a prison sentence for his crimes.

David Parker Ray tortured an unknown amount of women in his 'Toy box' torture trailer.

David Parker Ray tortured an unknown amount of women in his 'Toy box' torture trailer.


We've all heard of the phrase, 'never judge a book by its cover', but for the small town of Truth or Consequences, maybe we should.

People know the small town of Truth or Consequences as the "Mecca of white trash." Photo credit / Legends of America.com

People know the small town of Truth or Consequences as the "Mecca of white trash." Photo credit / Legends of America.com


One resident claimed about her town,

"This [Truth or Consequences] is the worst meth town I've ever been in... Methamphetamines are so easy to brew. Any idiot can make meth. You can whip it up in a kitchen blender. All you need is a little drain cleaner, lighter fluid and a lithium battery."

Another source referred to 'T or C' as "Shithole U.S.A.", while another claimed that it is a "world of alcoholic speed freaks."

"I've lived here all my life, and I don't agree that my town is a Mecca for white trash." - resident Frances Baird.

A Bag of Goo

David Parker Ray's 'first body' was discovered after Ralph Tutor, a 61-year-old El Paso resident, was fishing in the Elephant Butte.

Caught on Tutor's fishing line was an 80 pound "gunnysack" filled with what he thought was "animal flesh." The sack was "split along its seam".

"Just looking at it made you feel strange. The bag had been split, and this material was coming out of it."

How many bodies did David put at the bottom of the lakes?

David said, "The thing to do is cut them down the belly, scoop out their guts, fill the chest cavity with cement weights and then use bailing wire to wrap them up."

Fisherman pulls out a "gunnysack" with what he described as an 80 pound "bag of goo" inside. Newspaper credit Albuquerque Journal

Fisherman pulls out a "gunnysack" with what he described as an 80 pound "bag of goo" inside. Newspaper credit Albuquerque Journal


F.B.I. Agent Suicide During David Parker Ray Investigation

We can only speculate about how Patricia Rust spent her last few hours alive.

The only known photo of F.B.I. agent Patricia Rust. (1965-1999 RIP)

The only known photo of F.B.I. agent Patricia Rust. (1965-1999 RIP)


Patricia was adept at her job with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, respected to the highest level by her colleagues, and constantly receiving the toughest assignments.

She was young, still in her mid-30s, but perhaps more qualified than her superiors, who had decades of experience as an agent.

Still though, despite her degree in criminology and her experience as a former U.S. Army Captain, she knew that her four days inside David Ray Parker's 'Toybox' would be a challenge to anyone no matter how many awards and accommodations they've been given.

And besides, it was just four days.

The F.B.I. had assigned Patricia Rust to document how the recently captured "pornography-addicted killer" David Parker Ray, and his accomplice, Cindy Hendy, ran their torture operation.

X-ray image of David Parker Ray's toybox. Patricia Rust was assigned to document and draw how each torture device was used.

X-ray image of David Parker Ray's toy box. They assigned Patricia Rust to document and draw how each torture device was used.


They tasked her with producing "detailed drawings and diagrams of every item inside", the torture chamber. Most of the items, like the dildos, whips, and chains, seemed self-explanatory, but it was the 'other' items that gave her the most trouble.

A cattle prod, for instance.

Special investigator showing a reporter the insides of David Ray's 'Toybox'.

Special investigator showing a reporter the insides of David Ray's 'Toybox'.


Found on Ray's property were several self-recorded tapes of David using these devices on his victims. Sometimes, he would stop the torture session and violently rape his captive. He enjoyed anal sex the most.

During a four-day stint, Officer Patricia Rust will watch several video tapes with hours and hours of running time.

One tape depicts Ray wearing a black robe and a black mask sprinkled with gold glitter and another unknown person. In front of David Parker, Ray was his captive. She was nude, spreadeagle, and trying to squirm.

Red nylon straps constrained this poor girl to a black table. The duct tape across her mouth muffled her screams.

Some of the many bondage device's found in David Ray's trailer. It is estimated that the total value of the trailer and the items inside reach to over $100,000.

Some of the many bondage devices found in David Ray's trailer. They estimated that the total value of the trailer and the items inside reach to over $100,000.

The video shows the man in the black robe as he produces a cattle prod, which is inserted into the victim's vagina and turned on. Patricia Rust looked on in horror, "watching her body writhe in pain," as "smoke began "pouring out from between her legs."

James Fielder describes what happens next in his book, Slow Death: The Sickest Serial Slayer To Stalk The Southwest. "The two sadists continued to molest the young woman until blood oozed out of her mouth and her ears. A moment later, her head slumped to the side and her body went limp."

On April 10th, 1999, Patricia Rust returns to her apartment and prepares herself for much needed sleep. She had just finished her four-day assignment in David Parker Ray's Toybox.

Details are scarce about what happens to Patricia next, but around 2am officers responded to a "call of a suicide in progress."

The responding officers found her body slumped over. Rust had taken her life with a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound.

And with her death, David Parker Ray had claimed his last victim.

Patricia Rust newspaper El Paso Times, 11 April 1999.

Patricia Rust newspaper El Paso Times, 11 April 1999.


Murder of Marie Parker

Roy Yancy is a lesser known part of the Toy Box Killers saga, however, the only one who was actually convicted of any of the murders.

Marie B. Parker, a 22-year-old mother of two who disappeared on July 5th 1997.

Parker was at a bar in Elephant Butte when she was taken back to David Parker Ray's trailer by Roy Yancy.

Marie Parker knew the Ray's well and at the time she was actually living in a tent owned by David Ray after she had been evicted from her apartment.

Roy Yancy, a "past associate" of David Parker Ray, was arrested in 1999 for the murder of Marie Parker.

According to District Attorny Ron Lopez, "

“After a drug deal gone bad,” Lopez told the press, “Mr. David Ray tor-  tured Ms. Parker while Jesse Ray held a gun on Marie. When David turned to  Roy Yancy and said, ‘You have to get rid of her,’ Yancy took that to mean he  had to kill her.  “Yancy told the police he strangled Marie Parker using a rope or a cord on  orders from David Parker Ray. He indicated she was killed in the trailer—  what you would call the sex/torture chamber—of Mr. Ray. They placed the  body in Mr. Ray’s truck, wrapped the body in a blanket or some type of tarp,  and took her out to some type of remote area and that’s where they buried  her."

David Parker Ray's "Fuck Flicks"

Being a natural mechanic, David Parker Ray constructed a variety of torture tools and would even perform routine maintence on his tools.

Being a natural mechanic, David Parker Ray constructed a variety of torture tools and would even perform routine maintenance on his tools.


I have covered a few other cases involving the production and distribution of illegal video sex tapes. Peter Scully, for instance, was convicted for selling child pornography to Josh Duggar. I even speculated that the 3 guys, 1 hammer case, a gruesome set of murders were to sell tapes to unknown buyers for entertainment. And now, David Ray's "Fuck Flicks", his words.

I make very special adult videos. The videos sell for about a thousand dollars each and they are only sold to a very select group of collectors of sadistic erotica. I’ve learned over the years that there’s a hell of a lot of people out there with some awful weird fantasies. I rather enjoy the work; the money’s great. Our customers want a lot of wide-angle and close-up camera shots of the breasts, nipples and sex organs being abused with a variety of instruments in a variety of ways. The action has to be real; it can’t be faked. We need to actually kidnap a woman for the action scenes.

These tapes were never made public, but were said to be extremely vile and disturbing.

Some "scenes" would be filmed in the woods, on David's boat, and in the New Mexico desert. However, most were filmed in his dungeon that he referred to as 'Satan's Den'.

Reading like a customer service message, the neatly typed words, "We strive to please; that's our claim to fame," on corporate office type paper.

Only 6 video tapes were recovered from David's trailer, and only parts of 1 was shown to the jury. This was not because of the graphic nature of the female torturing images, but because before each tape, "for Entertainment Only" appeared.

Could they have faked these tapes?

Absolutely not. Testimony from one victim called Kelli Van Cleave described her horrifying time spent with David Ray and his partner Cindy Hendy inside the 'Satan's Den'.


Slow Death: The Sickest Serial Slayer To Stalk the Southwest by James Fielder (Amazon)

Picture Poison: Viewing pornography for a living can be deadly (PracticalHomicide.com)

What makes a stun gun different from a cattle prod? (Quora.com)

Officer apparently shoots herself to death (El Paso Times, 11 April 1999)

Kidnap witness made escape during beating (Carlsbad Current-Argus, 02 April 1999)

FBI Evidence photos

Listen to "290 | Devil's Dick // The Final Chapter of the Toy Box Killers" on Spreaker.

Listen to "289 | A Bag of Goo // Long & Hard Life of David Parker Ray" on Spreaker.

Listen to "288 | Welcome To Hell // Torture Orientation of David Parker Ray" on Spreaker.

Listen to "287 | Cattle Prod // David Parker Ray Torture Basics" on Spreaker.

59 comments on “David Parker Ray Used A Cattle Prod On His Victims, But That's Not The Worst Of It”

  1. Jon, you bastard! I strongly suspected as the episode went on and you kept referencing the "welcome message",but not reading that something was up, then I checked the counter, 2 minutes left, ugh! I realized not today! It's 848 am, I am one steel reserve up and now frustrated! Thanks... Oh well I guess I am off to the dog park with a jar of "Skippy". Untill next time....

    1. LOL, I knew you would complain. The welcome message is 50 minutes long. I can't put you through that all at one time, you are too sensitive.

    2. Steele Reserve = Horse piss with a hint of battery acid.

      Eat lots of bread dear friend and just sleep in/near a bathroom.

      **Hugs**

  2. Left on a cliff hanger.. looking forward to hearing the rest of the story. I always look forward to listening you guys are the best! My fav podcast!!

  3. I WAS HOPING YOU GUYS WOULD COVER THIS ONE!! Never disappointed, you guys are amazing. Keep up the great work!!

    1. Coral, I cried half the morning, because I was labeled as "mean" Just because I don't know to properly express my love for the non married individual on this podcast. .. enjoy your time in sun...

  4. I recently found your podcast and I'm OBSESSED! I love the banter and humor that's mixed in to make these terrible cases a little easier to get through. I love all 3 of you (Jon, my husband thinks you're hilarious) keep up the good work and I can't wait to listen to all your episodes ❤

  5. I was told you could go blind from masterbation, but was unaware you could die from it. Then Fleshlight I bought from wish throws sparks occasionally, but never smoke.

    1. You don't normally experience smoke when you have sex (human/non-human??????)

      If you're version is "normal... I've been doing it wrong for quite some time.

  6. Thank you Nicole, you did a amazing job, you made me wince a few times, plus I got a few clips to use as a ring tone. Gross!

    My day was made, my joy is restored and during craft time, I shall draw a few more "talk murder to me" posters for my wall. Thanks, Marty

    1. I know right!!! Nicole is amazing!!!! No Matter what she is reading.

      Nicole opening a episode:
      "Today we will be covering the
      3-year old cannibal,Jon (Poem) Perry." He is only 3-years old but he is suspected of murdering 71 teachers and students at the University of Phoenix.

      1. Whoops, 35. Sorry. I PURPOSELY forgot the second number. Either way, I'm older than ALLL YALLL.

        40 year old man bi**h in the house/ummm... messages.

  7. Omg that was crazy… that welcome msg was horrific I feel for you having to read that nicole 🙁 🙁
    I was cringing the entire time. Those poor women who went thru this..

  8. This case is leaving me so perplexed and I know there is a LOT more to come.

    These evil people are all over the spectrum in this one. Talk about sadistic.

    Crazy that they let these victims go most of the time!! Insane! (Even for Truth or Consequences)

    Love you guys!

  9. This welcome message is so messed up.

    So blunt and nonchalant.. like this is super normal.. everyday.. run of the mill shit.

    Also, I am super sure after this happening to anyone, they would probably prefer having their throats cut.. but its so nice of them to drug these victims up instead and “flush out their holes” to set them free so they are confused and have no way of proving what has happened to them…

    Narcissistic and sadistic to the MAX!

      1. Marty,

        I am thinking it has to be ATLEAST the 6th date… would that be considered sliding into home base? Or?

        I just physically shook thinking of that. (Not in a good way) … haha..

  10. This welcome message is so messed up.

    So blunt and nonchalant.. like this is super normal.. everyday.. run of the mill shit.

    Also, I am super sure after this happening to anyone, they would probably prefer having their throats cut.. but its so nice of them to drug these victims up instead and “flush out their holes” to set them free so they are confused and have no way of proving what has happened to them…

    Narcissistic and sadistic to the MAX!

    Also, have a nice freakin day!?!?!

    What in the actual shit!?

  11. Lets hope the officer found her peace. Cannot imagine the brutality she endured and how she must of felt like she was trying to do the victims justice.

    Absolute savage episode and I am all for it!

  12. I had to listen to this episode in intervals, absolutely vile. I feel sorry for Nicole having to read that. Those poor girls!

  13. Oh my god. sorry to everyone who read my 30 comments… it was not showing up before so I didn’t think they were posting. Now I look like I am the crazy one locking people up

  14. First of all I love you guys..secondly I had heard of this case but never in as much detail as you guys are going. The cattle prod is so awful. I imagine the ones who survived this torture prayed for death many times rather than endure another minute of this. This is 1 of the most shocking and horrible true crime stories I've heard. As awful as it is I looked forward to the rest of the episodes...downloading the welcome message now..I'm kinda terrified to hear it. Keep up the awesome research and storytelling

  15. One could only wonder what this man could have accomplished had he put all of that effort and ingenuity to better use. I’m pretty sure he had to have dropped some form of speed before recording that long, narcissist, rambling hot ass mess. In response to your ASMR question, heck no it gives me a Gdamn panic attack lmao. Love you all, Jen the most ❤️ Keep up the great work y’all because I’ve binged everything and I’m just awaiting the NEW at this point!! I’m a HUGE fan~still hoping to hear a Ryan Waller episode Jon, on YouTube there is an interesting interrogation video!!~

    1. Thanks James! Yeah, real sicko. No remorse either, but similar to Albert Fish, David Ray claimed that he couldn't help what he was doing and that it wasn't his choice. Thank you so much for listening!

  16. Hey guys! You have become my favorite podcast! I look everyday for a new episode. And I have a hard time picking a favorite but…. I think I’m leaning toward Nicole!
    Anyways, you’re all doing a great job on the toy box killer. Very entertaining, in a disturbing way.
    If you’re ever bored, Robert Lee Yates from Spokane, WA is interesting. One of my best friends is his niece and she remembers spending summers at his house and riding in the murder car with her cousin. I was already a true crime freak when I found this out. We were sitting at bowling league and her mom, Robert’s sister-in-law, says oh yeah… that guy was married to my sister. You can only imagine the look on my face!
    Another murder, Marlene Friesen. She was my English/ choir teacher and was murdered the summer of ‘90. Lots of twists and turns in that one.

    You guys are amazing. Keep up the great work!! You keep me entertained while I’m working, teaching special ed in a Junior high, obviously… headphones in!

    1. Jamie, first off, you're awesome for what you do. Our society doesn't realize how lucky we are to have compassionate and caring people just like you.

      Would there be anyway I can interview your friend? I've been wanting to do that case for awhile now. We haven't covered a WA story in awhile it seems. Your other request seems really intriguing too so I'll add it to the list.

      Keep your headphones in and we'll keep doing what we're doing! love ya!

    1. I honestly think I broke Jen by letting her read the doggy welcome message. I'm not sure if you've already seen the whole transcript, but it's.... no words.

  17. I would once again like to thank Jon for being the ONLY person who could make this story even more interesting. Always bringing out the inside scoop. Amazing work, Jon.

      1. Marty, actually it's the other way around. When Dee came to visit us, she tried to still Nicole!!! And yes, I do love milfs, but not as much as you. Hey, I think I heard Cindy Hendy is out, she's seems your type Marty.

    1. Oh Dee, you know I'm dragging these episodes out just to torture you, but it seems like the more disgusting facts I bring up, the happier you get.. We love you, just probably not your state.

  18. First off great story as usual! Now have to say Happy ( day late) birthday to my birthday sister Nicole! Couple stories to look at maybe? The ms. Puppy murders or the Frank and Harold Anderson murders. We’re there any photos of Cindy Hindy? Thanks for making murder fun!

  19. Mr. Perry's comments at the end seem to have More impact on me then stories of dog fornication.I guess that speaks volumes about me. Merry Christmas y'all!

  20. Just finished listening to the last toy box episode...that was a wild disturbing ride. Jon..your words at the end ring so true. My husband was a firefighter for several years and actually had to stop for the sake of his mental health. Those of us who have never had those stressful jobs or see the things they have seen do tend to forget how hard it can be. Thank u for your service and I hope each of u have a very Merry Christmas

  21. Dang didn’t know about the Church of Satan part. Y’all are the best for not sensoring even though this crap is absolutely disgusting.

    Another disgusting story you might like is the Janabi Family murder. Made me wanna barf.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE you guys! Pls pick me!! Lol

  22. I just have to say, I have heard this story several times but never as in depth and most definitely not with the respect and genuine compassion that I feel from you guys. That last 'moment' presented about the cops wife I have never heard and that's because people, typically, just want to present the gore and shock factor. So, just wanted to say thank you for not only being a good story teller but a story teller of ALL the facts, both gory and tragic. After hearing that whole disgusting story, I don't think I truly felt the impact it must have caused these women, law enforcement and their families until you read the very end. THAT was relatable to me and I've still got chills. Thank you guys!! Oh and my favorite....I'll never tell!! Lol Happy Holidays

  23. Did anything ever happen to Jessie (David's daughter)?? I would hate if nothing did since she knew about it and even brought him Kelly.

  24. At the end of the episode, I thought you were gonna say Jessie was the lady who died by suicide by police officer! I was wrong!

  25. As if the things that this man and his wife were doing to women was not bad enough.. his daughter was also involved.

    There should be major studies done on how this man thought and why he was like this. I bet it would teach us ALOT. So disgusting and repulsive yet so interesting..

    I dont even want to know what this man would have been doing in quarantine!!!

    Happy Holidays to you all!! Stay healthy and cheers to a new year full of lots of interesting cases for me to listen to 🙂

  26. 1. Most barf worthy episode is right!

    2. I cannot believe Cindy Hindi is out walking the streets.. we need to figure out her new name. This is the kind of thing that makes me nervous to have a 3 year old daughter! Pedos like this lady roaming the streets hunting for little girls. Makes me sick.. again.. most barf worthy episode for sure.. if i could second, third and forth that Nicole I would!!!

    3. It twas the goodnight before Christmas you holly jolly, very merry, lovely lovely people

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