Ray Dandridge & Ricky Gray

In January of 2006 two men Ray Joseph Dandridge and Ricky Javon Gray went on a murderous rampage killing 7 people. They are also linked to 2 other murders that occurred in late 2005 which brings their kill count to 9.

The Harvey Family Murders On January 1st 2006 Dandridge and Gray along with a female accomplice 21 year old Ashley Baskerville were looking for a house to rob. They found the home of Bryan 49 and Kathryn 39 Harvey. Bryan was a well known local musician and Kathryn owned a local toy shop. They were at home with their 2 children daughters Stella 9 and Ruby 4.

The Harvey Family

When the police arrived at the Harvey’s home which at this time was on fire the fire department put the fire out.  They found 4 dead bodies in the basement which were those of Bryan, Kathryn, Stella, and Ruby. It was determined that Bryan and Kathryn died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bryan was hit over the head with a hammer a total of 6 times and his neck was cut in a sawing like motion. Kathryn was stabbed and also had saw like motions to her neck. Stella 9 died of smoke inhalation and blunt force trauma to the head. Stella was also stabbed in the neck but was alive when the fire started. Ruby 4 died of stab wounds one which punctured her lung she was also stabbed in the throat. While Dandridge and Grey were inside robbing and killing the Harvey’s Ashley Baskerville was waiting outside as a look out.
  Stella the oldest daughter was not actually in the home when Dandridge and Gray first entered the home through the front unlocked door. She was at a friends house at a slumber party. There was a knock on the door and a family friend dropped off Stella. Gray allowed Kathryn to answer the door but told her if she said anything he would kill her family.

Bryan and Kathryn Harvey

Home Invasion: 2 days later on January 3rd, 2006 at 7pm Dandridge, Gray, and Baskerville entered an elderly couples home owned by the Gollsbys in Chesterfield, Virginia. They entered the house by pretending to ask for directions. Once inside they stole several items including a computer, television, DVD player, and $800 in cash. They never harmed the couple physically.

The Baskerville-Tucker Family Murders: 3 days after the home invasion Dandridge, Gray, and Baskerville entered the home of Ashleys mother and step-father Percyell Tucker and Mary Baskerville-Tucker. Purcyell 55 was a forklift operator and Mary 46 worked at a dry

cleaners. It is unknown if Ashley was forced into the house or thought of killing and robbing her mother and step father. Although Dandridge and Gray did say in confessions that she was willingly pretending to be bound to pretend like she was a victim also. She thought they would let her live. Then Gray said he got tired of her and decided to kill her and steal her parents car. Either way all 3 were ended up dead. Purcyell and Mary were found with their throats slashed and had plastic bags duct taped around their heads. Ashley was found with a plastic bag duct taped around her head.
  Percyell and Ashley were also found with socks stuffed into their mouths.
 Ashley was also the one who provided Dandridge and Gray with a key so they could enter her parents residence.

Captures: One day after the Baskerville-Tucker murders on January 7th, 2006. Dandridge and Gray were arrested in Philadelphia. They were arrested at Dandridges fathers house.
  Right after being arrested Dandridge confessed to the Baskerville-Tucker murders. Then 12 hours later Gray asked to talk to a detective and provided him with a 3 page long confession on how he killed the Harvey’s with a knife and a claw hammer. He then admitted to a 2005 murder of his wife Treva who was killed while Dandridge held her down.

Treva Gray

Other Crimes: November 5th, 2005 the badly beaten body of 35 year old Treva Terrell Gray was found by a passerbyer in a shallow grave in Washington, Pennsylvania. Dandridge held Treva down while Gray beat her with a pipe. She was married to Gray whom she knew was a former convict and lived in a home that her family owned with her husband Gray and Dandridge.
  Police questioned Gray and Dandridge about Trevas death but did not consider them suspects at the time. Trevas parents said that the police did a horrible job with investigating their daughters death even going as far as to say that she died of a drug overdose. A homicide investigation was not even launched into Trevas death until Gray’s confession.
  Then a little more than a month later Sheryl Warner a 37 year old legal secretary and mother of 3 was found dead. She was found shot and hanging by an electrical cord while her house was on fire in the town of Reva, Virginia. She was on the phone with her father and left telling him that there was a motorist outside having car problems.
   Then the day before the Harvey’s murder on new years eve 2005. Ryan Carey 26 was attacked by Dandridge and Gray. The beating occurred in front of his parents house and he was beaten and stabbed in the chest and neck. He spent 2 weeks in a coma. He also lost the use of his right arm. Their motive appeared to be robbery.

Trials: Dandridge went on trial in Pennsylvania while Gray went on trial in Virginia. On February 9th, 2006 Gray was charged with 5 counts of capital murder. He was charged in the Harvey’s killing and the murder of his ex wife. Dandridge was charged with 3 counts of capital murder for the Baskerville-Tucker murders. A case where Gray pleaded not guilty to. Gray was sentenced to death. Dandridge got a life sentence.

Ashley Baskerville (Born August 18th, 1984): Ashley Baskerville was 21 at the time of her murder and the murders committed. She acted as a look out for the Haves murder. She was also identified by the homeowners as being in the house during the home invasion in Chesterfield, Virginia. At the time of her death she was also wearing Bryan Harvey’s wedding band. It is believed that she was romantically involved with both Dandridge and Gray.
  Ashley had a history of drug abuse and was also just released from jail. She was known to be very disrespectful and referred to many as a loud mouth. She had a very bad relationship with her step father Percyell Tucker.

Ray Joseph Dandridge (1977): Ray Joseph Dandridge was 28 years old at the time of the murders. Ray Dandridge was just released from prison in Early November of 2005 after serving a 10 year prison sentence for robbery. Dandridge is Gray’s nephew.

  Ray Dandridge is currently serving a life sentence at Red Onion State Prison.

Ricky Javon Gray (Born March 9th, 1977): Ricky Javon Gray was 28 years old at the time of the murders. Gray is Dandridges uncle. Gray was known to go by the street name Cooley. Gray was also charged with robbery in 1996, distribution of crack cocaine in 2000, and possession of crack cocaine in 2002.
  Ricky Gray is currently on death row at Sussex State Prison. There is actually a scumbag lawyer is is trying to get this piece of shit waste of skin spared the death penalty. He should be lethally injected too. His lawyer must be just as cold and heartless as Gray. Because Gray keeps trying to fight this death penalty.

Virginia authorities said 39-year-old inmate Ricky Gray was pronounced dead at 9:42 p.m. following a lethal injection at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Asked if he had any final words before the death sentence was carried out, Gray responded, “Nope.”Gray was sentenced to death in 2006 for the murders of 9-year-old Stella Harvey and 4-year-old sister Ruby, and to life in prison for the slayings of their parents, Bryan and Kathryn Harvey. 

Kam McLeod And Bryer Schmegelsky

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were two young Canadian men who between July 14th and July 19th 2019 killed 3 people in Northern Canada.

Kam McLeod was 19 at the time of the killings and Bryer Schmegelsky was 18. They were from Port Alberni, British Columbia. Both guys were 6’4 and skinny. On July 12th, 2019 they purchased a SKS semi-automatic rifle and ammo at a Cabella’s Store in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Which McLeod bought with his firearm possession and acquisition license. The two were childhood friends who were described as gamer loners with no violent tendencies. They both worked at Wal Mart in Port Alberni. They told people they were going up to the Yukon to look for work.

Australian Lucas Fowler (23) and his American girlfriend Chynna Deese’s (24) van broke down on the Alaska Highway 20 kilometers south of Liard Hot Springs, BC. A man who was a mechanic stopped to see if the couple was alright at about 3:20 pm on July 14th. The mechanic who was with his wife said it seemed the couple had it all under control and they left. At 7 am the next morning the couples bodies were discovered by a highway worker. Both victims were found in a ditch near the fan with visible gun shot wounds. Their van was discovered with the windows smashed in and the doors wide open.

On July 18th, 2019 in Jade City, B.C., Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, are spotted in a store where they stopped for free coffee. Jade City is about 350 kilometers from where the two bodies were found.

Leonard Dyck

On July 19th, 2019 a burnt out pick up truck was discovered on a bridge on Highway 37. The body of Vancouver resident Leonard Dyck(64) was found 2 kilometers south of the burnt out vehicle near Dease Lake, British Columbia. His death was similar to Fowler and Deese’s. Leonard Dyck was a botanist lecturer at University of British Columbia. It is believed that the pair killed Fowler and Deese before going to the Yukon then coming back into BC and killing Dyck. Dyck was described as a loving man who would of gave anyone the shirt of his back by friends and family. The bullets and shell casings near Dyck’s body matched casings that were found at Fowler and Deese’s murder scene. “We are truly heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of Len. He was a loving husband and father. His death has created unthinkable grief and we are struggling to understand what has happened,” Dyck’s family said in a statement released by police.

Mcleod and Schmegelsky were first reported as missing as they were operating the vehicle found burnt out on highway 37. On July 22nd the RCMP found a possible link between the missing people and the murder victims.

On July 23rd, 2019 a burning Toyota Rav 4 was found near Fox Lake Cree Nation just north of Gillam, Manitoba believed to have been driven by the missing pair. Right after the discovery the RCMP sought out second degree murder charges for McLeod and Schmegelsky.

Once the info went to the media a resident of Cold Lake, Alberta came forward saying he helped McLeod and Schmegelsky get their Rav 4 unstuck on July 21st. Later that day the pair was found on video camera in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Which the police received the next day.

People also reported seeing the pair in the Gillam, Manitoba area on July 22nd, 2019. The pair were actually stopped by the Native Band Constables in Split Lake, Manitoba for a routine alcohol check. That was the last known confirmed spotting of the pair.

On July 24th the RCMP had deployed an emergency response team, a negotiation crisis team, underwater diving team, and canine units to the surrounding area around Gillam.

After searching over 500 homes and having sightings as far away as Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. So after 9 days of hunting for the fugitives the RCMP said they were scaling back the search.

On August 2nd, 2019 a tour guide reported to the RCMP that he had spotted a blue sleeping bag at the edge of a river near the Hudson’s Bay. A few days later the RCMP said that they found several items including a damaged rowboat that they believed belonged to the wanted men.

On August 7th, 2019 the police found 2 bodies. It was the bodies of Kam Mcleod and Bryer Schmegelsky. They died of self inflicted gun shot wounds. It is believed that McLeod shot Schmegelsky before turning the gun on himself. Forensics later proved the 2 guns they had also were the guns that killed Dyck, Fowler, and Deese.

Videos were later found of McLeod and Schmegelsky admitting to the three murders. But they gave no motive or reason. “Schmegelsky states that they are responsible for the three murders. They were going to march to Hudson Bay where they planned to hijack a boat and go to Europe or Africa,” the police report says. The camera that the pair used to make the videos belonged to victim Leonard Dyck.

According to the report, in one of the last videos, Schmegelsky says they have shaved themselves in preparation for their own deaths and “now plan to go back and kill more people and expect to be dead in a week.”. Thankfully there were no more victims.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Northern_British_Columbia_murders

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/schmegelsky-mcleod-homicides-manhunt-rcmp-1.5299115

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