Jill Suzanne Troia
Troia, approximately 1995; David Parker Ray
Date reported missing : 09/30/1995
Missing location (approx) :
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
Asian, Biracial, White
DOB : 02/18/1973 (48)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'0, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : Gray jeans, a white t-shirt and white sneakers.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Biracial (Asian/Caucasian) female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Troia was born in South Korea and was adopted by her American parents as an infant. She wears prescription eyeglasses with metal frames. Her left leg is bowed and she is blind in her left eye.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Troia was last seen at the Frontier Restaurant in the 2400 block of east Central in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the late evening of September 30 or the early morning of of October 1, 1995. She had gone to a bar with friends earlier, then went with Glenda Jean "Jesse" Ray when they left to go to the restaurant.
Witnesses reported Glenda and Troia had an argument. Glenda later told police she left Troia at the Frontier Restaurant and left with her father, David Parker Ray, and that she and David went to the Elephant Butte Reservoir in southern New Mexico. Troia has never been heard from again. Her mother in Michigan reported her missing.
In 1999, David, Jesse and two others were arrested and charged with kidnapping and Gender : ually torturing three women. David was convicted of all charges and died in 2002, months after he was sentenced. Glenda pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping. Authorities believe David was a serial killer who kidnapped, tortured and murdered up to forty women, but no remains have been recovered. Troia may have been one of his victims. A photo of David is posted with this case summary.
Troia is described as a trusting, naive young woman. It is uncharacteristic of her to be out of touch with her loved ones. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Albuquerque Police Department
September 2021 updates and sources
The Doe Network
The Albuquerque Journal
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October 12, 2004. September 13, 2020; picture added, Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : updated.