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Pamela Ray the mother of two was last seen around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1992 in Panama City Beach, Florida, in the company of a "sandy-haired beach bum with a pet ferret. The suspect stood approximately 6'0 and weighed 150 pounds. He wore a shirt with alternating dark and light-colored horizontal stripes. In 1992 Mark Reibe had sandy hair and was a beach bum. Mark Reibe appears to be about 6 feet tall from his mugshot photo, that would be 72 on the chart seen above, and appears to have a thin build. "Florida Gulf Coast Serial Killers Mark Riebe & His Half Wit Brother Bill Wells Raped & Murdered 13 Young Women From Gulf Breeze to Panama City Beach. Florida Department of Law Enforcement agent Dennis Haley believes Mark Riebe may have been involved in the deaths of as many as 13 women, including Lindsey O. Sams. Mark Riebe had been convicted in 1997 of participating in the murder of Donna Callahan a pregnant clerk who was kidnapped from a Gulf Breeze convenience store on Aug. 6, 1989.
Mark Riebe’s half-brother, William Alex Wells, led authorities in 1996 to Callahan’s body, buried on farmland in DeFuniak Springs, after pleading no contest to his role in her murder. Both men are serving life sentences. Haley said Mark Riebe’s mother called about a year after he was sent to state prison and asked that he speak to her son. Haley said Riebe told him during the meeting that he’d killed 13 people (young women). Riebe — currently being held at the Blackwater River Correctional Facility in Milton — also confessed to killing Pamela Ray, who disappeared in 1992 from in front of a Panama City Beach motel.
Pamela Ray’s car was locked and her purse and two young children were left inside the vehicle. The case continues to baffle the Bay County Sheriff’s Office, as Ray’s body has never been recovered. Pamela Ray had parked her blue car at the former Wilhite Motel on Front Beach Road PCB on August 12, 1992. Haley also believes Mark Riebe could be responsible for the death of Bonnie Gayle Ryther, a 27-year-old whose body was found April 11, 1978, near Ferry Park in Fort Walton Beach.
During the early morning hours of August 12, 1992, Pamela Ray and her two children, ages five and twelve, left their home in Atlanta, Georgia, on a trip to Panama City Beach, Florida. When they arrived in Panama City, however, she was unable to find a vacant room (Summer is high season on PCB). She made contact with the night clerk at the former Wilhite Motel, some sources state the actual name was White's Motel and Apartments at 10719 Front Beach Road Panama City Beach Fl in 1992, who advised her that he did not have any rooms left.
At 3:30AM, Pam Ray parked in the parking lot for the remainder of the night. She was seen by seven witnesses including two police officers. At 5:30AM, she locked her car door and left her children sleeping in the backseat of her car in the parking lot. She walked through the building's lobby to the swimming pool, and was apparently followed by an unidentified man (Mark Riebe). Witnesses reported hearing a woman scream “Help me!” several times, but no one called the police.
After that, Pam Ray mysteriously vanished from the motel on Panama City Beach Fl. "I had stayed at the same motel apartment in early 1992 from January to April while attending Gulf Coast State College, it was actually called 'White's Motel & Apartments' 10716 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL, see photo above" They offered 1 bedroom efficiencies by the week for $150. Bones that were discovered by cadaver dogs in a wooded area of DeFuniak Springs in April 2000 had been sent for testing to Canada.
Investigators believed that the bones were the remains of Pam Ray. They were found less than 100 feet from where the body of Donna Callahan (who was murdered by Mark Riebe) was discovered in 1996. Pam Ray was a petite 5 feet 3 inches and 110 pounds at the time of her disappearance. She had brown hair and brown eyes, with a scar on her forehead. Pam Ray’s case remains open news reports from 2015 indicated that the Panama City Beach Police Department, the lead agency, hadn’t had new leads in five years and there was no DNA evidence related to Ray recovered.
"In the months after Mark Riebe began his 25 years-to-life prison sentence for the murder of Donna Callahan he apparently began to confess to other murders to his mother and sister. He told them that they needed to get ahold of Dennis Haley and get him down here because “it will be mind boggling what I’m about to tell him”. His family did as he requested so Special Agent Haley made the 7-hour drive to Union Correctional Institution to talk to him. What he was about to say was incredible to say the least. He tells Dennis Haley “I killed a lot of girls. I’m a serial killer.” Mark Riebe then proceeds to confess to a shocking 12 more murders."
Anyone with information regarding this case can call Panhandle CrimeStoppers at 850-785-8477 or submit tips anonymously at pcstips.com. The disappearance of 36-year-old Pamela June Ray is yet another case that investigators think Mark Riebe was involved in along with his half-brother William 'Bill' Wells.
William 'Bill' Wells, DOB 12/16/1967, was a one man crime wave from 1989 to 1991 along the Gulf Coast of Florida:
Current Florida Prison Sentence History William 'Bill' Wells:
|Offense Date||Offense||Sentence Date||County||Case No.||Prison Sentence Length|
|05/18/1991||AGG BATTERY/W/DEADLY WEAPON||10/10/1991||WALTON||9100254||7Y 0M 0D|
|05/18/1991||FALS.IMPRSN-NO 787.01 INT||10/10/1991||WALTON||9100254||5Y 0M 0D|
|05/11/1991||BURG UNOCC STRUC/CV OR ATT.||10/10/1991||WALTON||9100241||5Y 0M 0D|
|11/20/1990||BURG UNOCC STRUC/CV OR ATT.||10/10/1991||WALTON||9100240||5Y 0M 0D|
|11/20/1990||GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000||10/10/1991||WALTON||9100240||2Y 0M 0D|
|12/18/1989||BURG UNOCC STRUC/CV OR ATT.||10/10/1991||WALTON||9000022||5Y 0M 0D|
|12/18/1989||GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000||10/10/1991||WALTON||9000022||2Y 0M 0D|
|12/10/1987||BURG/DWELL/OCCUP.CONVEY||10/10/1991||WALTON||8700386||5Y 0M 0D|
|12/10/1987||GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000||10/10/1991||WALTON||8700386||2Y 0M 0D|
|11/25/1989||ROBB. GUN OR DEADLY WEAPON||02/28/1995||OKALOOSA||9301514||30Y 0M 0D|
|08/07/1989||KIDNAP; COMM.OR FAC.FELONY||07/25/1996||SANTA ROSA||9500133||SENTENCED TO LIFE|
|08/07/1989||1ST DEGREE MURDER/PREMED.||07/25/1996||SANTA ROSA||9500133||SENTENCED TO LIFE|
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