Ronald Scott Gray, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and a Retired Massachusetts State Police Captain went missing during an elk hunting trip in the NezPerce National Forest, Idaho. Ronald S. Gray’s friend whom he was hunting with had to leave and Ronald decided that he would stay in the woods and hunt on his own for a few more days. That date was September 23, 2008 and that is the last time Ronald S. Gray was seen. Friends say that since Ronald was retired, he often stayed out extra time during hunts. A few days after his friend left, on September 26, 2008, Ronald was supposed to meet up with friends in the Selway area of the NezPerce National Forest that day but he never arrived. Ronald S. Gray was reported missing on September 26, 2008 and was last known to be hunting in the Bitter Root Selway area from a remote camp on Mirror Lake Ridge in the NezPerce National Forest.
There have been unconfirmed reports of a radio transmission in which Ronald Gray mentions that he injured his knee and was trying to get back to camp. Ronald Gray never returned to camp. According to news reports, Mr. Gray served in the Marine Corps and fought in Vietnam with the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. The unit’s members were known for turning down Purple Heart medals and staying to fight alongside their comrades. Friends say that Ronald S. Gray is tough and can handle time in the wilderness, but if he is injured his days may be numbered.
Ronald S. Gray was 62 years old when he went missing in 2008. Ronald is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighed 200 pounds. Ronald has gray hair, brown eyes and a scar on his left leg. Ronald is also missing the middle finger on his left hand.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of Ronald S. Gray, contact the Idaho County Sheriffs Office at 208-983-1100 reference case # 809417. (NamUs MP # 2172)