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Child safety advocate dies

The mother of a 9-year-old boy whose 1995 murder received national attention has died from a heart attack. A spokeswoman for Jimmy Ryce's family says his mother, 66-year-old Claudine Ryce, died Wednesday. Jimmy Ryce was kidnapped after exiting his school bus near the family's rural Miami home. Claudine Ryce and her husband, Don, participated in the three-month search. Authorities arrested ranch hand Juan Carlos Chavez after the boy's backpack was found in his trailer. Chavez confessed to raping Jimmy, shooting him and then dismembering the body, placing it in planters and sealing them in cement. Chavez was found guilty of murder. He is on death row pending appeal. A state law bearing the boy's name keeps sexual predators in custody even after they finish their sentences if they are considered a danger.
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