Oak Lawn man killed by downed power line was active in bear, leather communities

Posted on 25 May 2011 at 5:11pm
Robert Ragan

The Oak Lawn man electrocuted by a downed power line Tuesday night or early today has been identified as 35-year-old Robert Ragan.

Ragan was found dead outside the the Sycamore Tree Apartments, at 5051 Lahoma St., where he lived. Dallas Fire-Rescue officials say Ragan came into contact with a power line that had been knocked down by a tree limb in Tuesday night’s storm. The Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that Ragan died from accidental electrocution.

Ragan was gay and has been active in the local bear and leather communities, as well as the United Court system, according to reports. He had also worked as a gay porn actor/model who went by the name Robert Elephante.

According to his Facebook profile, Ragan graduated from Mesquite High School in 1994 and the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

A man listed as Ragan’s boyfriend on Facebook couldn’t immediately be reached.

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