UNSOLVED HOMICIDE / WRONGFUL CONVICTION: FATHER RYAN PATRICK / JAMES HARRY REYOS

When a brutally murdered John Doe turns out to be a Catholic priest leading a double life, blame falls upon a young man who was in a different state at the time of the murder. A wrongful conviction, mysterious pattern of priestly killings and an anonymous suicide at the confessional paint a twisted picture in this episode of Last Seen Alive.

Sources:

Who Killed Father Ryan? (Austin Chronicle)

The Unholy Mystery of the Murdered Priests (Inside Hook)

Where’s Your Evidence? (IAPE)

Rev. Patrick Ryan: A Case Study of Sexual Abuse and Murder (Crossland Foundation / Leon J. Podles)

Also check out:

Innocence Project of Texas

Know Something? Say something!

If you know anything about the murder of Father Ryan, please contact Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-8477, or submit a tip online at odessacrimestoppers.org.

4 thoughts on “UNSOLVED HOMICIDE / WRONGFUL CONVICTION: FATHER RYAN PATRICK / JAMES HARRY REYOS

  1. In Reference to the “Unsolved” case of Father Patrick Joseph Ryan, who was brutally murdered in Odessa< TX, on Monday, December 21, 1981: I to this day STILL powerfully assert my Complete Innocence in the murder. The Ryan murder will be have its anniversary this coming December 2020 — 39 years ago Father Ryan was viciously murder in the Sand and Sage Motel, Odessa, Texas. I still believe that the Boise John Doe was involved in the murder. I know in my heart: I DID NOT MURDER FATHER PATRICK RYAN!! I AM TRULY AND ACTUALLY INNOCENT OF HIS MURDER!!!! —James Harry Reyos, Monday, October 05, 2020, Austin, Texas.

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    1. Hi Mr Reyos,

      It’s very apparent (to anyone who looks even briefly into the case, I think) that you’re innocent of the crime of which you were accused. I’m so sorry for the pain and suffering you endured because of a flawed investigation and wrongful conviction.

      Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment.

      Wishing you all the best,

      Leah

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    2. Y’all talked about the type of socks Father was wearing. The type was a White Tube Sock, as seen in the Odessa Police investigation photo taken at the crime scene. The sock was not a nylon dress sock — it was a White Tube Sock. I just wanted to mention this fact (from the OPD Investigation Photo) In four days, Wednesday, November 18, 2020, will mark 38 (thirty-eight) years ago that I was arrested in Albuquerque, NM. After the WRONGFUL CONVICTION, I still proclaim my complete and actual innocence in Father Ryan’s murder. That proclamation will stand in perpetuity. –JAMES HARRY REYOS Saturday, November 14, 2020, 04:39 a.m.

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  2. That’s very helpful to know–thank you (I don’t think I’ve seen that photo). We did a little experiment and found that, unlike tube socks, dress socks don’t hold up to much resistance, so this makes a lot of sense.

    Thank you again for stopping by to share your insight. We’re certain of your innocence, and I hope you feel that the episode we’ve put together makes that abundantly clear.

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