Ridley Township Police Department
Nature: Cold Case Homicide 1978
Location: Crum Creek, Valley Rd. at Bullens Ln. Woodlyn, Pa 19094
On Wednesday December 13, 1978, The Ridley Township Police responded to Crum Creek in the area of Bullens Ln. and Valley Rd. in the Woodlyn Section of Ridley Township for a discovered homicide victim, who was shot multiple times.
After an extensive investigation and interviews, the victim was never identified and the suspect(s) remain at large. The unidentified victim’s information was uploaded to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) and was generated as UP66323.
Throughout the years, Ridley Township Police were contacted by numerous agencies with leads and possible matches to our unidentified victim, however, none of these leads ever led to a positive identification.
Ridley Township Detective Tim Kearney was contacted by Amelia Pearn of Veteran Doe Network in December of 2021, advising that our unidentified victim could be a match to another NamUs entry, MP 34012, Kevin Alvin Jude Carroll. Carroll has been missing since December of 1978 after leaving McGuire Air Force Base just outside of Trenton, New Jersey. Carroll, who was a resident of Oregon, sent all of his belongings home but never returned after being discharged from the service. Detective Kearney reviewed the photographs from the homicide victim and from NamUs of Carroll and saw several similarities.
On March 22, 2022, through a multi-agency investigation we were able to positively identify Kevin Alvin Jude Carroll as our unidentified Homicide victim from 1978 after a FBI specialist reviewed fingerprints.
The Ridley Township Police Department would like to thank Amelia Pearn for her thankless work with Veteran Doe Network, the representatives from NamUs who aided in this identification, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Marion County Sheriff’s Department (Oregon) and the National Personnel Records Center.
Anyone with information regarding Kevin Carroll’s homicide is asked to contact Ridley Township Detectives at 610-532-4002.
I emailed the NJ Contact for this Unidentified Person case from Bordentown NJ so we'll see if that goes anywhere.
Some additional info from: http://charleyproject.org/case/raymond-dale-harris
Medical Conditions: Raymond may have been suffering from depression and/or anxiety in 1971. He was discharged from military service on medical grounds prior to his disappearance.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Raymond has a scar over his right eye and chicken pox scars on his face. He has a tattoo of a dagger and a snake on his forearm and several other tattoos elsewhere on his body. He smoked Lucky Strike cigarettes and habitually bit his nails in 1971. Raymond has a lazy right eye. His nickname is Ray and he may go by his middle name, Dale. He may use the last names Sudac and/or Merkert. He has previously fractured his leg.
Details of Disappearance: Raymond and his wife of one month, Mary Sudac Harris, told his sister that they would be traveling to her Des Moines, Iowa residence on November 26, 1971. Raymond and Mary lived with Raymond's father at a residence in the 600 block of south 27th Street in Omaha, Nebraska at the time.
It has been established that the couple had a stormy relationship with Raymond's father, and Raymond informed his sister that he and his wife planned to move out of his father's home. They never arrived at his sister's home and have not been heard from again. Their vehicle, a green four-door 1970s model Chevrolet, has never been located.
Raymond's sister was contacted by his wife's family in 1993, 22 years after the couple had last been seen. They inquired as to Raymond's whereabouts, prompting speculation that Mary's family was aware of his wife's location. This theory has not been confirmed.
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