Search to begin in NM sex torture case

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Federal and local law enforcement agents are scheduled to comb through Elephant Butte Reservoir in southern New Mexico to search for possible victims of a man convicted of sexually torturing women.

Dozens of agents are slated Tuesday to search area caves for any remains of missing victims of David Parker Ray.

The FBI says it has received new information about possible victims who may have been buried in the area.

Authorities have long believed that the Elephant Butte man, who died in 2002 while was serving life in prison for sexual torture, buried some of his victims. Ray boasted that he was responsible for around 40 victims.

Ray was arrested in March 1999 after a naked woman wearing only a dog collar and chain fled his home.