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Samantha R. Ritchie
Birth: Sep. 4, 1990
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1995
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

Daughter of Denton and Joylynn Ritchie of Dayton. Samantha attended Woodland Hills Babtist Church. Preceded in death by her paternal grandmoother, Loretta Ritchie (1991). Also survived by 3 brothers. Edward, Gregory, Timothy; maternal grandparents, Joyce & Ray Shoemaker, paternal greandfather, Homer Ritchie, 4 aunts and their spouses, other aunts and uncles, cousins.

On July 18, 1995, Therressa Jolynn Ritchie reported to a Dayton, Ohio 911 operator that her four-year-old daughter Samantha was missing. The local media extensively covered the disappearance. On July 22, 1995, law enforcement investigators found Samantha's body in a water-filled pit on the grounds of an abandoned foundry near her neighborhood. Therressa Jolynn Ritchie and Ernest Vernell Brooks were arrested and convicted on various charges involving Samantha. 
Bear Creek Cemetery
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Created by: Bertha B. Buttner
Record added: Jul 17, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9111411
Samantha R. Ritchie
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♥♥JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN♥♥....To live in the hearts of others, is to live forever!...An Angel in the Book Of Life, Wrote down Samantha's birth, She whispered as she closed the book..."Too beautiful for Earth"
- Angel
 Added: Jun. 13, 2014
You was such a Precious baby girl!! Missed very dearly!
- Amanda Tobey
 Added: Feb. 7, 2014
Precious Samantha, I am very sorry for what happened to you. May you rest in eternal heavenly peace.
- Hannah91
 Added: Dec. 22, 2013
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