Friday, 23 November 2007

Baby Grace

The strange case of Baby Grace has not managed to find its way into the mainstream media in the UK with any great alacrity. Why not? The case of the small boy, whose body was found in a suitcase in a pond in Australia, was reported widely. So, why not Baby Grace?

The body of a small child, who has been given the name Baby Grace by the police in Galveston, Texas, was found in a storage box on an island in Galveston Bay.

There has been much speculation about how much the sketches by a forensic artist look like Madeleine McCann. Sketches can be seen here.

Galveston Local News

“Based on the totality of the circumstances, we do not believe it’s her (Madeleine),” Tuttoilmondo said and added that his office is working with the FBI to completely rule out the possibility."

Today there is news that the child is most likely to be Riley Sawyers, who has been missing since the summer of this year. Riley's mother, 19-year-old Kimberly Trenor, moved from Mentor, Ohio, to live with her new partner. In June, Riley's grandmother tried to find out where Riley was.

" Trenor’s family members in Ohio told Sawyers that sometime in late July, someone claiming to be a social worker came to Texas and took the girl, Sawyers said."

Photographs of Riley compared with that of Baby Grace, lifted from the Daily Mirror forum and with nodding thanks to MulderScully....and grovelling appreciation!

MulderScully's photos

DNA results are expected soon in an attempt to establish the identity of this little girl.


"Detectives have gathered a total of 11 DNA samples to try to find her identity. Officials requested nine of them and two were given voluntarily, sources told KPRC Local 2.

The samples include the parents of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann from Great Britain, who disappeared May 3 while the family was on vacation in Portugal.

Seven others are from around the United States and three are from Texas."

This little girl needs a name. She is somebody's daughter, somebody's grandchild, and somebody in her own right. I hope that she will be identified soon and laid to rest in peace. God bless you Baby Grace.


Isabelle said...

Hi Anna,

Baby Grace is the 2 yeard old Riley Ann Sawyers

It is awful, isn't it.. poor little defenceless child

AnnaEsse said...

Thank you, Isabelle. I really should have updated the information on Baby Grace, now that it is fairly certain that she is Riley. Poor little mite. May she now rest in peace.

Isabelle said...

Hi Anna,

I still can't believe how anybody can do this to a child, let alone the parents...

R.I.P little Riley Ann

AnnaEsse said...

It is so hard to accept that a parent could be so evil and I do mean, evil. How does a parent cross a line that somehow allows her to harm her child, not just in a fit of temper, which I could understand in a way, but in a sustained act of torture?

There will be other parents in the prison that Kimberly gets sent to and she will have to be kept very srtictly segregated from them because ordinary crims hate child abusers and Baby Grace has especially touched the hearts of so many.

Little Riley, we know what happened to you when you were alone there and defenceless and we will not forget you.