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Ranch Hand Says He Molested, Killed Boy

A ranch hand led police Saturday to the dismembered remains of a 9-year-old boy missing for nearly three months, and confessed that he kidnapped, sexually molested and killed the boy.

Juan Carlos Chavez was charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual battery, first-degree murder and various firearms charges.

Jimmy Ryce vanished Sept. 11 after getting off a school bus a few blocks from his home in southern Dade County.



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