No independently verifiable information is presently available on either Dennice DuRay or Gladys L. Ragan. What information is available was gleaned from the letters addressed to them by a series of male correspondents, none of whom met either DuRay or Ragan in person. This information is inconsistent, and suggests that DuRay and Ragan were less than truthful to their correspondents. Indeed, the contradictory nature of some information suggests that DuRay and Ragan may have been impostors, possibly even the same individual.
The information on DuRay comes from the letters, dated 1951, from her sole correspondent, Fred Ottesen. According to these letters, DuRay was an ex-model, dimensions 36-24-35, with a large wardrobe. She had been married previously, but her husband had died years ago, possibly in San Francisco in 1944; she currently lived with her aunt, and dated many men. She lived at 8336 East 2nd Street, Downey, CA, c/o "A. Spire".
The information on Ragan comes from letters addressed to her between February 1955 and October 1958 by 4 separate correspondents. According to letters dated from February 1955 to February 1956 from Gordon Pearce, Ragan had been married previously and had a child. She kept her married name. She lived with her aunt and uncle at 8336 East 2nd Street, Downey. Although in a letter of April 15, Pearce writes that Ragan had no boyfriends, in a letter of May 8, he writes that she had married again, to a man named Bill, whose last name she refused to give; in a later letter Pearce writes that Bill was in the ministry. From April 1955 onwards, Pearce's letters make frequent reference to one or more surgical operations on Ragan's reproductive system that had left her unable to have vaginal sex or bear children. Letters dated from August 1956 to May 1957 from Kenneth Simons indicate that Ragan worked in the clothing trade, keeping the hose of "old bags" straight; there are also frequent references to a September 1956 operation on Ragan's reproductive system. Simons addressed his letters to Ragan at 10727 1/2 Western, Downey; his last letter, postmarked May 2, 1957, was returned, readdressed to 8336 East 2nd Street, and re-mailed. A letter of February 1958 from Harry A. Siitonen, addressed to Ragan at 10831 1/4 Brookshire, Downey, states that Ragan worked in "the Garment Jungle" and that she came from Chicago. A letter of August 1958 from Howard M. Parker, also addressed to Ragan at 10831 1/4 Brookshire, gives her measurements as 42-24-36.