Today, Jimmy Ryce would have turned 30-years-old. He was murdered at the age of 9. Today we were honored with a story written by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which tells the world about Jimmy’s story and the legacy of his name
Claudine Dianne Ryce (1943-2009), was a well-known part of the missing children’s advocacy landscape in Florida. From the time of her son’s abduction and murder in 1995, she worked tirelessly to protect other children from the same fate.
Increases public awareness of sexual predators and predatory abductions through speeches, brochures, newsletters, radio and television appearances.
Identifies legislation and programs designed to better protect children from sexual predators
In January of 1996, President Clinton signs an executive memorandum requiring federal buildings to post pictures of missing children, in response to the petition of the Ryces which over a half-million Americans signed.
This page contains a collection of images from Jimmy’s family showing him in several years of his life from an infant through grade school.
The documentary you are about to watch, aired on April 18, 2012. Titled “FBI Criminal Pursuit – Do You Want To Die?” chronicles the disappearance and search for 9-year old Jimmy Ryce.
Learn more about little Jimmy Ryce and how he led a beautiful life until it was horrifically taken away.