Baby Grace has a real name, soon she will go to her final rest

United States
November 28, 2007 10:04am CST
A young girl was found in a plastic container of Galveston, Texas. She was given the name Baby Grace because no one knew who she was. Sadly we now know that her name is Riley An Saywers. Her mother left Ohio to marry a man she met on the internet. The child's father had not seen her in months. The mother and her new husband killed her. She was beaten with belts, had her head held under water and was picked up by her hair and thrown across the roomresulting in sever head ans skull trauma. They put her in a container in the back yard for months before dumping her into the bay around Galveston. The mother refused to talk saying someone from child services in Ohio took the child. There was no record of this in Ohio. Thousands of tips from across the world came in after a sketch artist drew her picture. Now we know who this beautiful little girl was and what happened. Right now the mother and stepfather are only being charged with injury to a child. That will hopefully be soon changed to capital murder. I so hope so. People in this area have put up a little marker where she was found. Donations are coming in to get her back to Ohio to be buried by her grandmother and father. I just can not imagine how adults could do this to a two year old.
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
29 Nov 07
I am not here to judge but to say how sorry I feel for that little girl. This was more creul now than the more said abortion. I somehow dont judge the mother because no mother can sit and watch her kid suffer in the hands of another man who is not even her father. Maybe she was restricted in a way that she could not save her little angel.
• United States
29 Nov 07
Yes, it all goes back to the fact that some of us cant seem to get away from things before it is too late. I dont understand how a 2 year old child can be disposable. And to grab her by the hair and throw her at a wall just makes me sick.
@aramark (15)
• China
29 Nov 07
It's terrible!! If the mum can not understand the duty to the child, please don't take the baby to the world. if the baby was born, please let her smile forever like a angle.
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• United States
29 Nov 07
So true. Now she is Galveston's little angel.
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
29 Nov 07
oh my gosh! That is so sad and heart wrenching. I so do not understand why or how a mother could do that to her child. It really breaks my heart to see how some people treat their children. The little girl obviously should have been left with the father. I have such a heart for children and to know what some of the children go through and have to endure from their own parents really just sickens me. I am so sorry to hear this story. At least she will be with her Heavenly Father and won't be able to remember the pain and suffering that she had to endure here on earth. I will be praying for her father...i know he is so devasted by this whole thing. God bless him and thank you for sharing this. God bless
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• United States
29 Nov 07
I just dont understand the hold her husband had on her. He was very demanding and controlling. I guess she never saw this while they were on the internet dating. No child deserves to die that way. Today some of the people in Galveston who worked on her case are going to put her real name on the cross they erected at the place where Baby Grace was found.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 07
I read about this sad story too and i was shock and could not belief how the mother, of all people, have the heart to kill her own innocent child. I hope that she would rot in jail for what she did and same goes to the step father. Both of them are worse than animals and they do not deserve to live among us or even animals for that matter.
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• United States
28 Nov 07
I agree. I dont understand how a woman would allow herself to be so controlled by someone much less allow an adult to harm a two year old that way.
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• China
29 Nov 07
YES!!It is sad to hear that.the bad mum and stepfather should put into prison at once!!
• United States
29 Nov 07
Very true. Even if the mother did not physically hurt the child herself, she allowed her husband to beat the child. Prison is almost too good for them.