Roy Dean Ratliff abducted two teenage girls in Lancaster, prompting the first use of an Amber Alert in California, and took them to Kern County, where deputies Jim Stratton and Larry Thatcher shot Ratliff and rescued the girls.

ID: 1218

Victms Name: Roy Dean Ratliff
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Race: Native American/Alaskan

City: Lake Isabella
County: Kern
State: CA
Zip Code: 93255
Country: United States of America

Agency: Kern County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Roy Dean Ratliff abducted two teenage girls in Lancaster, prompting the first use of an Amber Alert in California, and took them to Kern County, where deputies Jim Stratton and Larry Thatcher shot Ratliff and rescued the girls.

Symptoms of mental health:

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