Amy Rayne Dye, a 9-year-old girl was reported missing earlier this month. It wasn’t long before her little dead body was discovered just feet from her (Dogwood Drive)home covered by some brush and leaves. Early on, the police knew the young girl was a homicide victim, as she had injuries from multiple blows to her body. The autopsy found that Amy had been killed from “multiple blunt force trauma.” Beat to death.
While authorities were still at the crime scene collecting evidence-a woman and a man (who witnesses say were her adoptive parents) were taken down to City Hall for questions. Days after the murder, several questions remained about who could have done this, and left her body in the wet and cold woods. Police didn’t have to look very far-for it was Amy’s older brother 17-year-old Garrett Dye who was eventually arrested for killing her and then resisting arrest.
It turns out that little Amy had been in trouble for something at school and as a punishment, she was made to go out into the dark night and fill in potholes with gravel. (Keep in mind it was below freezing out and raining who the hell punishes their kid this way?) While filling in those potholes, the child went missing and this was around 7pm.
However the local police were not notified until 10:35pm the 4th grader was missing. Something is not right about this at all. People in the small town are saying Garrett hit the child over the head and body with either a pipe or a shovel, and while the parents and others were looking for Amy, Garrett was in the home, playing video games?
Garrett is now a juvenile inmate at a juvenile detention center awaiting his punishment. This boy did not have to kill, and I feel he knew what he was doing. He is 17-not 7 and should be dealt with as such!
I know that the press and the law enforcement don’t normally name juveniles for their crimes, but a radio station( thanks WHOP) printed it on their website, and I believe that if you commit a heinous crime like murdering your little sister–you NEED to be publicly identified AND have your little butt charged as an adult and put in ADULT prison.
America is just too soft on juvenile crime and if we start putting them in BIG jail where they belong, maybe teens would think 3 times before doing senseless and brutal crimes like this one. Rest in peace to Amy and I pray she gets her justice and all that covered up for her murderer be brought swiftly to justice as well.
A TODD COUNTY GRAND JURY HAS INDICTED 17-YEAR OLD GARRETT DYE ON CHARGES OF MURDER, RESISTING ARREST AND TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE FOR THE FEB. 4 DEATH OF HIS SISTER; 9-YEAR OLD AMY DYE.
A SEARCH WARRANT AFFADAVIT IN DYE’S FILE SAYS HE CONFESSED TO USING A HYDRAULIC JACK HANDLE TO BEAT THE VICTIM TO DEATH AND THAT HE HID HER BODY, HIS WEAPON AND WASHED SOME OF THE CLOTHES HE WAS WEARING IN AN ATTEMPT TO COVER UP WHAT HE HAD DONE. ( From: WHOP)
Garrett Dye Sentenced…
Amy’s brother, Garrett was sentenced to 50 years in prison for her abuse and senseless murder.
“Todd Circuit Judge Tyler Gill handed down his sentence for 18-year-old Garrett Dye, who admitted bludgeoning his sister, Amy Dye, with a jack handle Feb. 4 of last year.
“But the judge reserved his most scathing comments for state social service officials who, records show, ignored or dismissed as unfounded repeated allegations of abuse or neglect involving Amy
Gill made a special point to castigate the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, calling its social-services agency a “dysfunctional institution.” Read more at: (Courier Journal)
Finally Amy and her biological family have justice, but Kentucky has a lot of serious changes to make if they don’t want to see a tragedy like this repeated. The state is among the worst in the nation for child abuse/and child neglect and child fatalities.