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Texas police believe they've identified 'Baby Grace'

 

 

by Lisa Baldwin
KPRC News

Texas investigators believe they've identified "Baby Grace", the little girl whose body was found in a plastic storage container in Galveston Bay several weeks ago.

Authorities are awaiting DNA test results, but have tentatively identified the girl as two-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers.

A sheriff's deputy and an FBI agent visited the Sawyers family in Mentor, Ohio, on Sunday to deliver the news.

Their trip came one day after the girl's mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, 19, and her husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler II, 24, were arrested in the case.

Trenor and Zeigler reportedly told relatives that Riley was taken in July by someone claiming to be an Ohio social worker, but they never told police she was missing.

They were arrested early Saturday and charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence after a search of their home.

Riley's paternal grandmother, Sheryl Sawyers, called Texas authorities to see if a missing-person report had been filed in Riley's case.

She had seen reports of the discovery of the girl in a plastic storage bin on October 29th.

When she saw a sketch of Baby Grace she thought it may be her granddaughter.

Sheryl Sawyers said her son, Robert Sawyers, and Kimberly Trenor had Riley while they were teenagers, and that the three of them lived with her in Mentor for about two years.

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