Ted Oberg and The Associated Press

– Two people are behind bars in the ‘Baby Grace’ case — the young girl’s mother and stepfather. And now we’re learning exactly what happened to little Riley Ann Sawyers the day she died back in July.

While the world watched and wondered who ‘Baby Grace’ was, court documents show 19-year-old Kimberly Trenor of Spring knew all along it was her daughter. It took detectives three-and-a-half weeks to track her down.Five days after we first showed you Trenor denying hurting her daughter, Trenor gave a videotaped statement to detectives in the presence of her lawyer. She told investigators she and her husband, “beat Riley Ann Sawyers with two separate leather belts and held her head under water in the bath tub.”

The document also indicates Riley’s stepfather then, “picked up Riley Ann Sawyers up by her hair and also threw Riley Ann Sawyres across the room, which caused her head to slam into the tile floor.” He later gave her pain medication.The mother also told authorities they put Riley Ann’s body inside a blue container and then concealed the blue plastic container inside a storage shed for the period of one to two months. The two then carried the remains of Riley Ann Sawyers inside the blue container to the area of the Galveston Causeway and tossed the container into the water near the Galveston Causeway.Trenor told officials she watched her container with her little girl inside drift westward.The mother told investigators her husband tired to kill himself over the weekend and that he wrote in a spiral notebook that his wife was “innocent of the sins that I committed.”Both are in the Galveston County Jail, charged for now with injury to a child and tampering with evidence. But those charges could be upgraded to murder(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)



The following are official Probable Cause Documents in the arrest of both Royce Clyde Zeigler, II and Kimberly Dawn Trenor.








Even though I now know her name as Riley Ann Sawyer, I still call her “Baby Grace” because I have become used to calling her that.

So, Baby Grace, if it is alright with you, allow me to continue to call you by that name. Riley Ann-Baby Grace, may you rest in peace, little angel.


UPDATED 12/4/07:


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  1. The purpose of this petition is to provide a statement of intent to follow the protocol required in getting the island where Riley Ann Sawyers was found officially referenced geographically as “Riley’s Island .”

    On July 24, 2007, Riley Ann Sawyers was brutally murdered in Spring, Texas. Her mother and stepfather stand accused of her murder. On October 29, 2007, having been maliciously stored in a plastic storage container for months and then inhumanely tossed over the Galveston Causeway, the container that held her precious remains was found washed ashore on a small uninhabited island in Galveston Bay. She remained unidentified for several weeks and was known only as “Baby Grace.” The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI worked tirelessly to identify this child in order to serve justice for the barbarous crime and events encompassing her untimely death.

    In honor of Riley Ann, the dedicated investigators who continue the diligent work on her case, and those that have been deeply touched by her story, we are asking Galveston County and the City of Hitchcock to memorialize her life by officially naming the island where Riley Ann Sawyers was found “Riley’s Island .” As supporters of this appellation, we intend not only to commemorate Riley but to address the commitment of Galveston County as well as citizens of the state of Texas, the nation in alliance with the global community to banish child abuse. Please consider granting this heartfelt request to make the island a permanent memorial to an innocent child who was taken far too soon from this world.

    In memory of Riley Ann Sawyers – March 11, 2005 to July 24, 2007.

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