Don Ryce, father of Jimmy Ryce was kidnapped, raped and killed, dies at 76 – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


(WSVN) – Don Ryce, whose son Jimmy Ryce was murdered after being kidnapped in the mid-1990s, has died. He was 76.

On Sept. 11, 1995, Ryce’s then nine-year-old son Jimmy was kidnapped, raped and killed just blocks from his Redland home, becoming a tragedy that rocked South Florida.

The tragedy of Jimmy’s death thrust Ryce into the spotlight and he and his wife Claudine dedicated their lives to ensure no parent would go through what they did.

“That shouldn’t happen to any child. It shouldn’t happen again, and we just got to, as a society, be willing to do what it takes to do a far better job than we have of protecting our kids,” Ryce said in an interview.

The Ryce family went to establish the Jimmy Ryce Foundation and develop a number new strategies to help authorities find missing kids.

In 1998, convenience began to show pictures of sexual predators and abducted…

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