Case 96

The Toy Box

(Part 1)

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Case 96

The Toy Box

(Part 1)

[Part 1 of 3]

It was 3:22 pm on March 22 1999, when Sierra County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Central Dispatch received a call from a local residential number. When the operator answered, all they could hear on the other end of the line was a muffled commotion like an altercation was taking place. Nothing distinguishable was said and the caller soon hung up.

Sensing something was wrong, the 9-1-1 operator phoned the number back minutes later and a woman answered. Sounding flustered and irritated, the woman apologised for making the initial call, brushing it off as a mistake. She insisted everything was fine before abruptly hanging up.

She lied. Everything was not fine…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

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Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

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Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

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CREDITS

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

Additional editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill 

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska 

 

RESOURCES

ARCHIVES:

State of New Mexico Police Archives and court records

 

NEWSPAPERS:

Albuquerque Journal Archives

The Santa Fe New Mexican Archives

The Sentinel Archives

The Kerrville Times Archives

Marysville Journal-Tribune Archives

Daily World Archives

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

DOCS: The Sex Chamber

Wicked Attraction: Evil in The Desert

It Takes a Killer: The Toy Box

Suspected killer David Parker Ray’s girlfriend readies for release

 

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[Part 1 of 3]

It was 3:22 pm on March 22 1999, when Sierra County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Central Dispatch received a call from a local residential number. When the operator answered, all they could hear on the other end of the line was a muffled commotion like an altercation was taking place. Nothing distinguishable was said and the caller soon hung up.

Sensing something was wrong, the 9-1-1 operator phoned the number back minutes later and a woman answered. Sounding flustered and irritated, the woman apologised for making the initial call, brushing it off as a mistake. She insisted everything was fine before abruptly hanging up.

She lied. Everything was not fine…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

 

______

If you are hearing impaired or know someone who is and would like to get a transcript of the episode, please email us at contact@casefilepodcast.com

CREDITS

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Victoria Dieffenbacher

Additional editing by Milly Raso and Elsha McGill 

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska 

 

RESOURCES

ARCHIVES:

State of New Mexico Police Archives and court records

 

NEWSPAPERS:

Albuquerque Journal Archives

The Santa Fe New Mexican Archives

The Sentinel Archives

The Kerrville Times Archives

Marysville Journal-Tribune Archives

Daily World Archives

 

DOCUMENTARIES:

DOCS: The Sex Chamber

Wicked Attraction: Evil in The Desert

It Takes a Killer: The Toy Box

Suspected killer David Parker Ray’s girlfriend readies for release

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

Quip – Get your first refill pack FREE with a QUIP electric toothbrush

ZipRecruiter – Post your jobs for FREE

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 30 days plus get a special bonus when you use promo code ‘casefile’

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