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Ti-ryn Keith Emery












Ti-Ryn’s father Michael Vanderveur and Rachael Emery both had prior referrals to CPS. 

 They did not have an established parenting plan. Emery allowed Vanderveur to visit with Ti-Ryn on September 8, 2010, but he refused to return Ti-Ryn to Emery.Vanderveur kidnapped Ti-ryn for a month. Emery filed a parenting plan on September 11, 2010 and a court date was scheduled for October 11, 2010. Unfortunately, the court date did not get scheduled soon enough and five month old Ti-ryn lost his life.


Michael Vanderveur was watching his son when he called 911 to report that Ti-Ryn was not breathing. Vanderveur told paramedics his son had been sleeping on a couch. At some point in the middle of the night, Vanderveur said he heard a thud and found Ti-ryn had fallen off of the couch. Vanderveur said he then put his son in a crib, and when he woke up the next morning, Ti-ryn was not breathing. Ti-Ryn was treated at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma.


Vanderveur, was arrested after doctors determined Ti-ryn's fatal head injuries could not have come from a fall off a couch, as he described. On October 5, 2010 Ti-Ryn was declared brain dead and doctors removed life support. Vanderveur was sentenced to the maximum sentence of ONLY 27 months in prison after he admitted shaking Ti-Ryn and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. During the investigation after Ti-Ryn’s death it was determined the Michael Vanderveur was not Ti-Ryn’s father.




Michael Vanderveur only did 16 months for take Ti-ryn’s life. He is currently back in prison for several charges including assault on a 9 month old, identity theft, stealing several items including a pistol, possession of a firearm, he took another plea on that at will be out in 2018. Thank you for the update Rachael. This monster needs to be kept lock up and away from children. He murdered an innocent five month old, assaulted a nine month old and will be free in 2018. What the HELL is wrong with our justice system.



Age: 5 Months

Location: Washington 

                  Suspect in death: Michael Vanderveur, Mother's Ex-boyfriend

May 5, 2010 - Oct. 5, 2010

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