Riley Sawyers’ Last Moments are Recounted by Mother

Chilling Details of a Savage Death
The grim details of the last days of little Riley “Baby Grace” Sawyers life have begun to emerge.

From today’s Galveston County Daily News:

In an interview, Kimberly Dawn Trenor, 19, of Spring, told investigators that she and her husband, Royce Clyde Zeigler, 24, beat her daughter with two leather belts the morning of July 24, an affidavit says.

They also held her head underwater in the bathtub and Zeigler picked her up by her hair and threw her across the room, slamming her head into tile floor, the affidavit says.

An autopsy on Oct. 30 found that the child had three skull fractures on the back of her head.

The pair also smothered the girl by pushing her face into a pillow in her room and into the cushions of a couch, the affidavit says.

Trenor told investigators that, during the beating, her husband gave the girl child’s pain medication and covered her with a purple towel after she was dead, the affidavit says. [1]

Kimberly and Royce went to Walmart for the specific purpose of picking out a “suitable” container to dispose of little Riley’s dead body. One can imagine the two walking the fluorescent lit aisles, looking at various sized plastic containers until choosing the “right” one.

They then wrapped her in plastic and placed her in a blue plastic tote. They put the tote out in a storage shed in the backyard of their Spring home. The authorities are not quite sure how long little Riley’s body was kept there, anywhere from one to two months.

Read rest of story:

Baby Grace, Riley Sawyers: Mother’s Grim Tale of Abuse and Death


Baby Grace, Riley Sawyers: Mother’s Grim Tale of Abuse and Death

Galveston County Daily News

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