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Billy Ray Sisson

Real Name: Billy Raymond Sisson
Aliases: Billy Ray Sisson
Wanted For: Abduction, Assault, Burglary
Missing Since: November 6, 1996


Details: Thirty-four-year-old Billy Ray Sisson of Albany, Oregon has a violent criminal history, having previously served time for severely beating an ex-girlfriend. He is currently wanted for kidnapping, assault, and burglary; the alleged victims were his wife and son. Sisson and his wife met while he was awaiting trial for the ex-girlfriend's attack. He later served seventeen months in prison for that case.
In April of 1996, Sisson was released from prison. He and his wife later separated after three years together. She claimed that Sisson proceeded to make her life a living hell of menacing phone calls, physical threats, and legal harassment. On November 6, 1996, Sisson allegedly abducted his estranged wife and his two-year-old son at gunpoint. Before releasing them five hours later, Sisson allegedly beat his wife and threatened to kill her numerous times. She has since divorced Sisson and gone into hiding.
Sisson has worked as a logger and is an experienced hunter and outdoorsman. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a Special Bulletin in the February 21, 1997 episode. Some sources spell his last name as "Sisen".
Results: Captured. In April of 1997, Sisson was arrested on private property near Morro Bay, California. An officer discovered two men in tents in an open field where camping was prohibited. One of the men (Sisson) claimed that his name was "Raymond Sutter" but could not produce any identification. He then said "You're going to find out who I am anyhow. I was on 'Unsolved Mysteries.'" He then held a knife to his wrist for two hours before he spoke to a relative on a cell phone and surrendered. He was then returned to Oregon to face charges. In October, he pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and first-degree kidnapping. He was sentenced to nine years and seven months in prison. He has since been released.