Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Ray Johnson, a car lot owner, was last seen September 11, 2008. He had been at work that day and called his wife, Adrienne Wherry, that night to say he was going to tow a vehicle with his wrecker and then go home. When her husband did not return home by the next morning, Wherry went to look for him at his shop, Straight Up Auto Sales at 6014 N. Peoria Avenue, and saw his vehicle in the locked car lot.
His car, a white 2000 Chevrolet Impala, a former patrol car equipped with lights and sirens, was found abandoned near 6000 N. Peoria Avenue, at his workplace.
The car smelled like bleach, and items in the trunk had blood on them.
Johnson was not the type of person who would disappear and police have classified Johnson as an endangered missing person.
In 2005, Gregory Jerome Epperson, 39, was charged in Tulsa County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of Ray Nathaniel Johnson. Detectives recovered DNA evidence from the scene. That DNA, combined with witness interviews, was enough to charge Epperson.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Tulsa Police Department
Detective Margaret Loveall