Ryan Singleton was an aspiring model from Atlanta, Georgia. As his career grew so did his aspirations. He decided to go check out Los Angeles for a fun-filled weekend and while he was at it hit up Las Vegas.
Nearly halfway through the four-hour drive, his car broke down in Death Valley.
During this time the California Highway Patrol saw him and gave him a ride to the nearest gas station in Baker, California. He was waiting on some friends to give him a ride when he vanished.
His body was found 74 days later, two miles from the gas station he was last seen… and his organs were missing.
“The truth. The answers. The justice. The accountability of what happened to my child really,” Iris said.
Ryan goes missing. A timeline of events:
June 2010 – Leaves home in Georgia for New York to become a model. He later heads to Los Angles to pursue film production.
December 2012 – Leaves production crew in Los Angeles, returns to New York and marries Kythe Brewster – a celebrity stylist.
April 2013 – July 2013 – Returns to Atlanta, separates from husband.
July 2013 – Tells mom he is going to Las Vegas to try out for football team. (She said she later realized that wasn’t the case.)
July 9, 2013 – Ryan calls his mother in the morning asking her to send him $100 via Western Union to Nevada.
July 9, 2013 – Mom receives call from Kythe, Ryan’s estranged husband. Mother tells Kythe that Ryan is on the West Coast. Kythe tells mother that Ryan called him and it seemed he had been drinking. Kythe tells Iris that Ryan’s life could be in danger.
July 9, 2013 – Mother speaks with Barstow Co. Detective who told her Ryan was seen walking down the highway at 2 p.m. by CA Hwy Patrol. Ryan tells deputies his car broke down. Deputies took Ryan to look for the car but couldn’t locate it. Deputies took Ryan to the closest town, Baker, CA where they dropped him off at convenience store. Deputies said Ryan made a purchase, walks out of store and vanishes.
July 10, 2013 – Ryan’s car is found in Barstow County a few miles north of where deputies and Ryan initially searched for the car.
July 11, 2013 – The case was assigned to another detective who informed the Iris that her son was receiving money from multiple people.
Sept. 21, 2013 – Ryan’s body is found by two joggers/hikers with his organs missing about two miles from the convenience store where he was last seen. This is within the 5 miles radius that authorities intensively searched.