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September 9, 1942 - January 21, 2009
| Age 66
MIAMI - Claudine Ryce, the mother of a 9-year-old boy whose 1995 murder received national attention, died Wednesday. She was 66.
A spokeswoman for Jimmy Ryce's family said the boy's mother died of a heart attack.
Jimmy Ryce was kidnapped after getting off a 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...
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"Claudine Ryce was an exceptional women. She will be truly missed and will always be in our hearts. May her soul rest in peace with her loving son Jimmy."
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