Ronald Scott Gray
North American Missing Persons Network
Ronald Scott Gray

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Above Images: Gray, circa 2008

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: September 19, 2008 from Idaho County, Idaho
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: July 16, 1946
  • Age: 62
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar on left leg.
    Missing middle finger of left hand.
  • Medical Conditions: Injury to his knee.
  • Case Number: 809417

  • Details of Disappearance
    Gray Was reported missing while hunting in Idaho County. Retired State Police Captain Ronald Gray said goodbye to two hunting buddies, shouldered a 100-pound backpack, and disappeared into the Idaho woods. The experienced outdoorsman from North Brookfield, who survived two tours in Vietnam, was supposed to return to their base camp by Sept. 23. He never showed. Gray had a GPS unit, a solar-powered radio, warm clothing, and enough food and water to last more than a week. A day later, the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho Army National Guard sent teams on horseback and helicopter to search the Nez Perce National Forest, a rugged mountain area spanning about 8,500 square miles. They have yet to find a trace of Gray.

    He fell on a rock the day before he ventured off on his own to hunt for elk and deer. His knee was so swollen he skipped hunting for the day and soaked his knee in a cold stream.

    Gray spent 26 years working for the state, first as an officer with the Metropolitan District Commission and then as a trooper with the State Police, after the agencies merged in 1992.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Idaho County Sheriff's Office
    (208) 983-1100

    Source Information
    Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse