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Update: Wylie’s Angel Identified

On Thursday morning, April 15, 2010, the dead body of a small child was found in brush at a small park just south of Lake Lavon on Skyview Drive in Wylie, TX about 20 miles Northeast of Dallas.  The boy is thought to have been approximately 6 years of age and had special medical needs due to signs of an apparent feeding tube, was 39 inches tall, and weighed only 28 pounds (approximately half the weight of a normal 6 year old).  As of this date, the boy has not been identified, as no one has stepped forward to claim him.

This is sad and heartbreaking in so many ways.  Police do not believe at this time that this is a missing or abducted child, which I guess can only mean that the child was evidently dumped by a parent, guardian, or caregiver.   I don’t know and am trying not to speculate.  I just want the word spread so this child can be identified and anyone responsible be caught and held accountable.

I live just a couple of miles from where this child was found and drive right by this park often on my way to East Fork Marina.  I know the area well and I know that this exact little park with a stagnant pond is rarely used.  The parking lot is dirt and rocks and almost always vacant.  It is across the road from East Fork park and camp ground.  This boy has become known as Wylie’s Angel, but I know there is a real name out there somewhere and someone who knows and loves him.

If you are reading this from other parts of the country or other parts of the world, please review and distribute the computer illustration of this boy and contact the Wylie police department with any viable leads at  972-442-8170 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).

North Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the identity of this child and the person(s) responsible.   If you know anything at all, or even have an idea that you might know who this is, please call the numbers provided.

UPDATE (APRIL 24, 2010) :  WYLIE’S ANGEL HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS GERREN JOSEPH ISGRIGG.   HIS PARENTS WERE SEPARATED WITH ONE IN CALIFORNIA AND THE OTHER IN OKLAHOMA.  HE WAS LIVING WITH HIS MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER, DARLENE PHILIPS, IN WYLIE, WHO WAS HIS PRIMARY CAREGIVER AND THE ONE ARRESTED FOR CAPITAL MURDER AND BAIL SET AT $500K.

THANK GOD THE WORD GOT OUT AND THIS CHILD WAS IDENTIFIED.

GERREN, REST IN PEACE LITTLE MAN.  A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU.

For more info on this update visit: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/DN-bodyfound_24met.ART.State.Edition2.4c511da.html

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