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Suspicious Disappearance Determined to be a Homicide. Two Suspects in Custody.
Filed under Press Release, on 7/31/2018 3:20:00 PM by Author: Sergeant Enrique Garcia #2936.

TYPE OF CRIME: Homicide CASE NUMBER: 18-023-9705
LOCATION: 1500 Block Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA
VICTIM: Billy Ray Scott (AKA "Tank") AGE: 41
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #1: Eugene Frazier AGE: 44
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
SUSPECT #2: Renee Nicole Wilson AGE: 44
ADDRESS: San Jose Resident
Suspect #1 Eugene Frazier Suspect #2 Renee Wilson


San Jose, Calif. - In January 2018, the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide Unit began investigating the suspicious disappearance of Billy Ray Scott, AKA "Tank." Detectives developed information that Scott was missing and may have been killed on Thanksgiving 2017. The investigation led detectives to a rural area of Santa Clara County where Scott’s body was located in a ravine. 

Detectives developed additional information which led them to an apartment in the 1500 block of Moorpark Avenue in the City of San Jose. The apartment was processed by the San Jose Police Department’s Crime Scene Unit and the Santa Clara County Crime Lab and a crime scene was located. 

Detectives believe that Scott was killed inside the apartment and later discarded in the ravine. Investigators eventually identified two suspects responsible for the murder of Billy Ray Scott. On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, the San Jose Police Department's Covert Response Unit apprehended Suspect Renee Wilson in Los Banos, California.

Renee Wilson was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for the crime of Accessory (felony) - Penal Code 32. A warrant for Murder (felony) - 187 PC was obtained for Eugene Frazier who is currently in custody in Monterey County for an unrelated offense.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant John Barg or Detective Wayne Smith of the San Jose Police Department's Homicide Unit at 408-277-5283.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may either call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867), or click the "Submit a Tip" link below. Persons providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

Victim: Billy Ray Scott (AKA "Tank")


BY: Sgt. Enrique Garcia #2936 AUTHORIZED BY: Lt. Paul Spagnoli #2924
DATE: 7/31/18 TIME: 3:00 PM DATE: 7/31/18 TIME: 3:00 PM


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