Ray Preston Morrison IV

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Top Row: Ray, circa 1997;
Bottom Left: Ray at age 7 (circa 2002, five years after his abduction);
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 19 (circa 2014)


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: December 2, 1997 from Ventura, California
  • Classification: Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: November 11, 1995
  • Age: 2 years old
  • Height and Weight: 2'10, 22 - 24 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic male. Light brown hair, brown eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Ray was last seen in Ventura, California on December 2, 1997. He was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Maria Dolores Morrison. A photograph of Maria and her vital statistics are posted below this case summary. A felony warrant was issued for her on November 6, 1998. It is believed that Maria took Ray to Mexico. His case remains unsolved.


    Maria Dolores Morrison
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    Above Images: Maria Dolores Morrison

    Date of Birth: November 11, 1968
    Age: 29 years old
    Height and Weight: 5'3 - 5'4, 130 - 135 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Dark brown to black hair, brown eyes. Some agencies refer to Maria as Maria Dolores Villegas Morrison. Some agencies state that her eyes are blue. She may use the alias Lola Villegas or the alias last name Iturbe. She has a mole on her upper right arm.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Ventura County District Attorney's Office

    Ventura Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
    The Polly Klaas Foundation
    The Desert Sun
    Vanished Children's Alliance
    The Garden of Missing Children
    California Attorney General's Office


    Updated 6 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 27, 2015; age-progression updated.

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