Missing Since: November 21, 1985 from North Augusta, South Carolina
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: May 12, 1981
Age: 4 years old
Height and Weight: 3'8 - 4'0, 40 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Blond hair, hazel eyes. Grice has moles on his scalp and behind his left earlobe. His nickname is Chris.
Clothing Description: Jeans and possibly a t-shirt, and no shoes.
Details of Disappearance
Grice resided in a mobile home on Russell Hill in the Bath area of North Augusta, South Carolina in 1985. He lived with his mother and stepfather at the time. A neighbor saw Grice standing by the mailbox outside of his family's home near their mailbox at approximately 8:45 p.m. on November 21. He appeared be waiting for the school bus, but he did not have school that day.
Grice's mother checked on him at approximately 10:00 a.m. She discovered he had disappeared and notified authorities. The weather on the day he disappeared was described as cold and rainy. Extensive air and ground searches were unsuccessful. Investigators also drained two local ponds in an effort to uncover evidence as to Grice's whereabouts, but nothing was located. Authorities believe that Grice was abducted by a non-family member. His case remains unsolved.
Child serial killer William Ernest Downs was questioned in Grice's case and also in the case of Tiffany Nelson, a nine-year-old girl who disappeared from Augusta, Georgia in June 1994. Her remains were found in June 2005. A photo of Downs is posted below this case summary. He denies knowledge of both cases. Downs would have been a teenager at the time Grice disappeared. He has never been charged in connection with either Grice's disappearance or Nelson's murder and authorities are uncertain whether he was involved. Grice's family believes he was taken by someone from the local neighborhood. His case remains unsolved.