‘I picture my child burning up’ Mother pleas for answers after son’s van found on fire | News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A mom is pleading to get to the bottom of her child’s evident murder.

Previously today, firemens found a van in flames at a Baptist church in Goodlettsville. Cops later on recognized the guy discovered dead within as 47-year-old Dewaine Leggs.

His mom, Amelia Griswould, is sad. She stated legs is the 2nd kid she has actually lost to ridiculous violence.

“I picture my child burning up,” Griswould stated. “That is all I can see, and I don’t know if he was calling for me or saying ‘mama.'”



Police identify man found in burning van near Goodlettsville

City Cops have actually recognized the guy discovered dead inside a burning van outside a church near Goodlettsville on Tuesday night.

The image of her child’s van on fire is burnt into Griswould’s mind.

“I don’t care if he was 47 or 87 years old,” Griswould stated. “He was still my child.”

Cops stated Leggs was discovered dead in his van previously today. Cops are explaining it as an evident murder after his vehicle was discovered on fire in the parking area of Parkway Baptist Church in Goodlettsville.

Griswould stated Leggs informed her he would purchase a truck from somebody and was preparing to begin a company doing backyard work and painting homes. She stated he had $1,600 on him and was going to a public location to purchase the truck. Griswould stated the last thing she informed him was to be mindful which she liked him.

“I think he knew the people,” Griswould stated. “I think someone set him up because they knew he wanted this truck.”



Investigation continues after body discovered in burned-out van near Goodlettsville

City Cops are following leads after a male was discovered dead in a van in a church parking area near Goodlettsville on Tuesday night.

Griswould stated Leggs was hanging with the incorrect crowd and has a distressed past, however he didn’t deserve this.

“You didn’t give him life,” Griswould stated. “How are you going to take it?”

She stated no mom needs to need to bury their kid, now, Griswould has actually buried 2. Her other child, 15-year-old DeVontae Ziegler passed away of weapon violence back in 2015.

“It has done something to me this time,” Griswould stated. “I am not sure how I am going to get through it right now.”

Griswould stated she is leaning on her faith and prayer.

“They took him to the church where he died and set him on fire,” Griswould stated. “They put him right in God’s hands. That is the only good thing I see in that.”

Griswould stated to her understanding, Legs didn’t have a connection to that church or Goodlettsville. He was living with her in Nashville. Anybody with details on his death need to call  Criminal offense Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.