Rayfield Crume

Above: Crume, circa 2004


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 2, 2004 from Orlando, Florida
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: March 23, 1924
  • Age: 80 years old
  • Height and Weight: 6'1, 210 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American male. Gray hair, brown eyes. Crume's nickname is Brother Ray.
  • Medical Conditions: Crume suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and is in need of medication which he does not have with him.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Crume was last seen in Orlando, Florida at 8:30 p.m. on June 2, 2004. He was driving his brand new white 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck with the Florida license plate number E41ZVF. He was supposed to meet his wife at a Home Depot store at Hiawassee and Colonial Drive so they could pick up a freezer, but he never arrived at the store and has never been heard from again.

    At 12:30 a.m. on June 4, Crume's truck was found abandoned and burned off an exit ramp in Fort Myers, Florida. It was stuck in the mud at the edge of a cypress swamp. Witnesses saw an unidentified man getting out of the vehicle, but by the time emergency personnel arrived the scene, the man was gone. There was no indication of Crume's whereabouts at the scene. Investigators believe he wandered away and got lost after he was unable to free his vehicle. The only person Crume knew in the Fort Myers area was an old friend who had died ten years earlier.

    Crume is well-known in the Orlando area; for thirty years he was the host of a gospel show on WOKB radio. He had a habit of taking long drives before his disappearance. His case remains unsolved. Authorities believe he's deceased.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Orlando Police Department


    Source Information
    Florida Department of Law Enforcement
    Orlando Police Department
    USA Missing
    WESH 2 News
    STAR 94.5 FM
    The Orlando Sentinel
    Local News 13


    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 30, 2016; details of disappearance updated.

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