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Samantha R. Ritchie
Birth: Sep. 4, 1990
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1995
Dayton
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. 
 
Burial:
Bear Creek Cemetery
Dayton
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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- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Sep. 5, 2016
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- Paul
 Added: Sep. 4, 2016
Sweet baby girl. You were taken too soon. RIP Dear One. ♥
- Bertha B. Buttner
 Added: Jul. 19, 2016
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