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  1. #1
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    May 2005

    CO - Benjamin Gray, 51, Montrose, 30 May 1978

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    Missing Since: May 30, 1978 from Montrose, Colorado
    Classification: Endangered Missing
    Age: 51 years old
    Height: 5'8
    Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes. Gray's nickname is Ben. He wears eyeglasses. The middle finger on his right hand is crippled and he has a scar on his knee.
    Clothing/Jewelry Description: A diamond ring with large sets around it.

    Details of Disappearance
    Gray was last seen in Montrose, Colorado on May 30, 1978. He leased the top floor of the Chipeta Bar and Cafe in the 10 block of south Uncompahgre. Gray left the establishment with a friend late in the evening on May 30. They were going to Gray's family's ranch in Gunnison County, Colorado to lease some cattle. Gray's friend claims he took Gray back to the Chipeta Bar at 4:00 a.m. on May 31 and saw him go inside, but he never arrived in his rooms and has never been heard from again.
    Gray left behind a wife and children. His friend who was with him the night of his disappearance is the last person known to have seen him. The friend was questioned by police, then retained an attorney and ceased cooperating with the investigation. Gray had made many business ventures prior to his disappearance and may have made enemies as a result, but his loved ones stated he was generally well-liked locally. He was deep in debt at the time he went missing and his family later lost their ranch. Gray's checkbook was found on Blue Mesa, adjacent to his family's ranch, sometime after his disappearance. This has been the only trace of him since he went missing. Although there is no evidence that foul play was involved in his case, it is uncharacteristic of him to leave without warning.

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

    Source Information
    The Montrose Press
    The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel


  2. #2
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    May 2005

    Gone, But Not Forgotten

    Benjamin Franklin Gray was a middle-aged rancher when he left the upstairs suite he leased at the former Chipeta Bar and Café. He stepped out with a friend late May 30, 1978, headed for the family ranch in Gunnison County.

    The friend said he dropped Gray back at 10 S. Uncompahgre at around 4 a.m. May 31 and that as far as he knew, Gray was back at his rooms.

    But he wasn't. Ben Gray hasn't been seen for nearly 30 years; his ranch passed into other hands and his family is trapped in the hell of not knowing his fate. His is one of hundreds of cases now undergoing analysis through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's cold case unit.


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    Jul 2006
    Denver, Colorado
    Ben Gray's wife, Barbara Ann Gray, passed away on June 14, 2010. She never knew what happened to her husband and lost the ranch and everything in the aftermath of his disappearence. She is survived by her children (I went through school with most of them), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. I must say, that she now knows the truth of Ben Gray's disappearence. Here's hoping that the rest of the family learns the truth someday. Someof us still believe that Ben's ghost still rides the ranch looking for his killer.

  4. #4
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    Nov 2012
    New Jersey

    A Possible Match

    This could be Benjamin Franklin Gray.


    **Warning **post mortem pic** ---> https://identifyus.org/en/cases/2908

    Already submitted to the Doe Network.

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