Update 11/27/07 3:33PM
I have not had a chance to do much blogging today, but as most of you have read, Riley Ann Sawyer’s mother, Kimberly Trenor admitted that herself as well as her husband, beat, tortured and murdered this little girl.
Update 11/26/07 3:55PM
According to today’s news reports, the mother of Riley Ann Sawyer – Kimberly Trenor had confessed, although authorities are being tight lipped as far as what she confessed to or the details of her confession.
It is also known that the authorities served and carried out a search warrant on Trenor and Zeigler’s residence. It is not known at this point what they found if anything.
Meanwhile, although the DNA results are not back yet, authorities have tenitavely ID’d little Riley as “Baby Grace” and believe in that fact enough to arrest the couple.
A collective sigh of relief rumbled through other missing little girl’s families who were also asked to give DNA samples as well. One of those little girls is Deonna Shipman. Deonna was abducted by her non-custodial father, Jeffery Shipman, on July 12, 2007. The resemblance to the sketches of “Baby Grace” are strikingly similar as well.
Pictured: Deonna Shipman
Update 11/25/07 9:28PM
Authorities have identified the little girl found in a storage container off West Galveston Bay as Riley Ann Sawyers. DNA analysis is still in progress but authorities have arrested the girl’s mother, Kimberly Dawn Trenor (her last name has been reported as Sawyers, Zeigler and now Trenor) 19 and her husband Royce Clyde Zeigler II, 24. Both were arrested Saturday on charges of injuring a child and tampering with physical evidence, the sheriff’s department said. Their bonds were set at $350,00 each.
Galveston police and the FBI have been trying to no avail to find out the identity of a little girl dubbed “Baby Grace” whose remains were discovered in West Galveston Bay on October 29th in a storage container.
This week Sheryl Sawyers came to autorities stating that she thought Baby Grace was her two year old granddaughter. She stated that Riley Ann Sawyers moved from Ohio to Spring, Texas with her mother last summer after Kimberly Zeigler had met a man on the internet.
Sheryl states that she has had no contact with Kim nor Riley since then and has been trying to go through the legal process in both Texas and Ohio to gain visitation.
Strangely enough, when authorites contacted Riley’s mother Kimberly Zeigler, she stated that she no longer had Riley anymore. She claims that someone from Ohio with papers came, demanding custody and took the little girl. The state of Ohio says this incident never happened.
Today Robert Sawyers submitted a DNA sample to see if Riley Ann is Baby Grace.
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