Like so many others, a south Todd County man is angry about the murder and alleged lifelong abuse of 9-year old Amy Dye and wants to help others in the same situation.
Mike Taylor of Todd County is retired and says he had to do something after reading and hearing about the story of Amy Dye, who was beaten to death by her adopted brother 18-year old Garrett Dye near their Dogwood Road home near Trenton February 4th.
The adopted parents, Chris and Kimberly Dye, chose to have Amy’s remains cremated soon after her murder—but Taylor wants there to be a permanent reminder of Amy’s life in Todd County. Taylor has a friend who owns “BonBon’s 48 Club” in Clarksville and there will be a benefit to raise money for a permanent monument at that location on River Road December 10th from 2 until 8pm.
Taylor says the monument could be placed near South Todd Elementary, where she attended school, or elsewhere.
The effort wouldn’t end there, however, as Taylor says this will be an annual event under the title of “Help is On the Way” to raise money for other children who are or were abused.
The Todd County Standard filed the lawsuit which resulted in the opening of the records of alleged extensive abuse against Amy by the adopted parents and their two sons—a story that Taylor says haunts him.
Once again, that benefit will be December 10th from 2 until 8 at “BonBon’s 48 Club” on River Road in Clarksville. If you’d like to donate toward the monument without attending, you can call Taylor at 270-483-1743.