Texas Police Tentatively ID Baby Grace

Mother, stepfather held in case of child whose body washed ashore
By Colleen Barry,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2007 4:55 AM CST
Texas Police Tentatively ID Baby Grace
Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo with the Galveston County Sheriff's Department shows a shoe similar to the one on the body of a girl discovered on an island in West Galveston Bay, during a news conference outside the Galveston County Medical Examiner's office in Texas City, Texas, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007. (AP...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The remains of a young girl whose body washed ashore in a storage bin were tentatively identified by Texas officials yesterday, and the child's mother and stepfather have been arrested on charges related to her death. The child called Baby Grace is now thought to be 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyer, based in part on a description from the baby's grandmother in Ohio.

The child has been missing since July, when her mother, Kimberly Trenor, and stepfather, Royce Zeigler, told relatives that someone claiming to be an Ohio social worker took her from her Spring, Texas, home. The incident had not been reported to police. Trenor moved to Spring in late May or early June to marry Zeigler, who she met online. (Read more Baby Grace stories.)

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