APD: 'person of interest' seen driving missing man's car
February 08, 2018 12:07 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Investigators at the Albuquerque Police Department believe the disappearance of a 70-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman are highly suspicious, and they are looking for a person of interest who could be connected.
APD Public Information Officer Simon Drobik gave an update on the search for Eugene Carrell Ray and Zakaria Fry on Wednesday afternoon. The two have been missing since Jan. 18.
Drobik confirmed that Ray and Fry were roommates and that Fry was renting a room from Ray.
"It's troublesome that on the 18th, everything just dropped off, you know," Drobik said. "People nowadays with their social media, they're always on it. It just dropped off on the 18th from both these individuals."
After the two went missing, Ray's family found his home in disarray. Police fear he could have been the victim of violence.
Ray stands 5-feet-9 tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has blue eyes and gray hair. Ray goes by his middle name Carrell, and he could be driving a silver 2000 Ford Mustang with license plate number GTW323.
Drobik said the person of interest has been spotted driving Ray's car at several Walmart locations in northeast Albuquerque.
"That car was actually recovered in the northeast area command off Easterday and Lomas," Drobik said. "And we've done forensics on the car, but we really need to find out who this individual is and how he got Eugene's car."
Fry is 5-feet-11 and 165 pounds. She has blue eyes and blonde hair. Police say Fry is transgender, choosing to live as a woman.
If you have any information, contact Albuquerque Police's Missing Person Unit at (505) 924-6000.
"At this point, it's a disappearance investigation," Drobik said. "We need to locate and get the identity of this individual in these videos and the pictures we gave you."
Updated: February 08, 2018 12:07 PM
Created: February 07, 2018 05:30 PM
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