Claudine Ryce

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: mother of Jimmy Ryce, a 9-year-old boy whose 1995 murder received national attention when he was kidnapped after getting off a school bus near the family's rural Miami home, in which authorities arrested ranch hand Juan Carlos Chavez after the boy's backpack was found in his trailer and Chavez confessed to raping Jimmy, shooting him, then dismembering the body, placing it in planters, and sealing them in cement, but he is currently on death row pending appeal.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: September 9, 1942

 

Died: January 21, 2009

 

Location: Miami, Florida