Island to be named after slain toddler

March 18, 2008 5:06:11 AM PDT
The Galveston Bay island where the body of Riley Ann Sawyers was found will be named 'Riley's Island.' The Hitchcock City Commission decided yesterday to name the land after the murdered three-year-old, who was known as 'Baby Grace.' Riley's mother and stepfather are in charged with her murder.

The case received national attention and the small island in Galveston Bay became a shrine to the girl's memory.

The naming of the island is a response to a petition with more than 4,000 names.

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