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2-year-old girl in box identified

By Ryan Prescher

The body of a 2-year-old girl that washed ashore in a box in October in Galveston, Texas has been identified, the CNN.com article “Police identify girl found dead in box; arrests made? by Hank Bishop stated. The child that was nicknamed “Baby Grace? has been identified as 2-year-old Riley Ann Sawyers. Authorities are certain this is true, but they are still waiting for more DNA tests, the article stated. The girl’s mother and another person have been arrested the article stated. They have been charged with “injury to child and tampering with physical evidence?, and bonds have been set at $350,000 each.

The CNN.com article was very well written. It not only included specific information about the identity of the child and arrests that were made, but the article also included a lot of background information about what initially occurred a month ago. There are several sources listed in the article. In addition, the article has an explanation for why authorities deemed the nickname for the case “Baby Grace?. The authorities and community have been deeply affected by this incident, and the article makes this point very clear.

Another source that included an article about the new information in this case was ABCnews.com. The article “Charges in Child Case: Is it ‘Baby Grace?’? by Angela K. Brown stated much of the same information, but in a different order. This article follows the inverted pyramid method while the other article is more like a follow up story. In addition, this reporter interviewed family members of the mother that was arrested. The child’s grandfather and father, who live in Ohio, stated that authorities asked them not to comment, but the father stated he is still hoping his daughter is not “Baby Grace?. This article did not include as much information about what initially took place in October, which is necessary to explain the importance behind the believed identification.