|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1962|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Mar., 2005|
San Bernardino County
Body found near Needles identified as former Oregon corrections officer missing for five years
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2010 | 1:26 pm
A body found in a shallow grave 45 miles west of Needles, Calif., back in December has been identified as a former Oregon corrections officer and nightclub supervisor from Portland, Ore., who had been missing for five years, authorities said Thursday.
Ronald Lee Guy's body was found by a driver on a desolate stretch near Interstate 40 and Essex Road in the Mojave Desert. Guy, 47, was reported missing in Portland in March 2005.
Homicide investigators said Guy had no ties to the region, and they're still trying to piece together what brought him to the Needles area.
"At this point we don't have any solid information as to why he was in Southern California," said San Bernardino County sheriff's Det. Ryan Ford, who was in Oregon on Thursday working with Portland police.
Ford said they are pursuing some promising leads that developed when he was first reported missing but declined to provide any details, saying that doing so could jeopardize the murder investigation.
Guy worked as a corrections officer at the Columbia River Correctional Institution from 1990-1998, said prison spokeswoman Susan Erickson.
The circumstances surrounding his departure from the correctional facility are confidential, Erickson said. However, a short time later, Guy was convicted on drug charges and received 36 months probation, Erickson said.
-- Phil Willon
I would like to mention that Columbia River Correctional Institution is a minimum security facility.
Oregon, California officers investigate after missing Portland man found buried in desert
Published: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 7:18 PM
Updated: Thursday, August 26, 2010, 9:24 PM
By The Oregonian staff and wire reports The Oregonian
Authorities are seeking the public's help as they investigate the death of a former Oregon corrections officer found buried in the California desert more than three years after he disappeared.
A motorist found the grave last December about 45 miles west of Needles, a small town near the Arizona border.
San Bernardino County coroner's officials recently identified the body as Ronald Lee Guy, 42, of Northeast Portland.
Guy, who later became a nightclub manager, was reported missing in March 2005 by his girlfriend, said Lt. Kelli Sheffer, a Portland police spokeswoman.
The circumstances were deemed suspicious, and Portland missing persons and homicide detectives investigated. They determined the case was likely a homicide, she said.
Portland police have worked with San Bernardino County sheriff's detectives since Guy's body was found.
Anyone with information is asked to call Portland Detective Ken Whattam at 503-823-0696 or San Bernardino Detective Ryan Ford at 1-909-387-3589.
-- The Oregonian
-- The Associated Press
Related topics: homicide, missing corrections officer, portland police, ronald lee guy, san bernardino county
Ronnie's Adopted Father: Lemuel Jester "Butch" Guy
Ronnie's Brother: Steven Jester Guy
Adoptive Paternal: Frank Elmer Guy
and Rhoda A Dornan
Maternal: Arthur Clive McKee
and Martha Marie Bailey
Ronnie's Cousins: Linda Jane Perkins
James Clark Perkins
Lemuel J Guy (1937 - 1999)
Steven Jester Guy (1961 - 2008)*
Ronald Lee Guy (1962 - 2005)
Willamette National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION COL-5 ROW 156 SITE A
Maintained by: evilC
Originally Created by: VDR
Record added: Jul 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73576898
Added: Jul. 25, 2014