Jill Suzanne Troia
Troia, approximate photo date 1995 David Parker Ray
Missing since: 09/30/1995
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Type of missing case: Endangered Missing
Asian, Biracial, White
Date of Birth: 02/18/1973 (47)
Age at time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight: 5'0, 100 pounds
Description, clothing, tattoos, other identifying markings: Gray jeans, a white t-shirt and white sneakers.
Other characteristics: 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 powed.
Details at time of disappearance: Troia was last seen at the Frontier Restaurant 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 left 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 sexually 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 case information
Agency in charge: Albuquerque Police Department
Other information: The Doe Network
The Albuquerque Journal
Psychic detective links:
Revised: October 12, 2004. Last updated November 14, 2018 distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.