Goodbye Dear Friend
It is with a sad heart that I announce the passing of my good friend, Claiborn “Clay” Myers, Jr. on January 9th, 2017. Clay was a venerable member of the old school Federal Bureau of Investigations forensic photography section.
His accolades include the investigation of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City in 1995. The plot was carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols. Clay discovered the hand drawn maps that led to the arrest of the men.
He also was responsible for retrieving confessions from murderers, bank robbers and other felons. There are, literally, stacks of news clippings, letters and other documents addressing Clay’s accomplishments.
Even in retirement, he continued to help federal agencies and private entities to solve cases with his private investigations, photographic efforts and, on a minor note, printing business cards for federal state and local law enforcement agencies.
Clay was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and adventurer. He spent many years on his parents farmlands in Alabama.
His warm, gentle soul will be missed by his wife, Ruth, other family members, and long time friends.
God rest his soul eternally in peace. God comfort Clay’s loved ones in their time of grief. Amen.
– Roger C. Bull
(Photo courtesy Roger C. Bull)