Though the teenager may have had a troubled youth, Bay County Sheriff's Sergeant Paul Vecker says you've got to look past it to solve the case.
"I've had people say, 'this young man might have been this or this.' that is irrelevant," says Vecker
."We're talking about a 14-year old child whose life was taken." Vecker is the law enforcement coordinator for Crimestoppers.He
says the program works, but is different than just calling the police.
"Any good investigator/detective that when receive a phone call from someone they want to know who they're speaking with because it makes it more crucial," says Vecker
."They can get back with that individual they have a phone number to get back with to get more specific information if they forgot to ask.When they call Crimestoppers
, they receive a code number.We don't know who we're talking to."
Authorities are convinced that there is more to the story than someone is telling.
"Someone out there knows who committed this murder, we need that individual or individuals that have information specific information about this murder to call Crimestoppers
," says Vecker
."If they do not want to give their name, call Crimestoppers
has no way of tracking you down if you call in--all that's required is to leave the information you have.
And so far, some have been doing just that.
"We have received a lot of good information in reference to this murder thing we need are a few more pieces to close this case," says Vecker
If you have the missing pieces, you could receive up to a $1000.
If you have any information on the Desmond Ray murder investigation, call Crimestoppers
at 785-TIPS.Remember, you can remain anonymous.