City begins constructing a permanent memorial for Baby Maddox

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A permanent memorial is under construction for Maddox Lawrence in Syracuse’s Inner Harbor.

So far, the memorial consists of a bench and a plaque that reads “Maddox Lawrence, Rest in the arms of the Lord.” There may eventually be a surrounding area with flowers.

The memorial is placed near the area where Maddox’s body was found.

Alex Marion, a spokesperson for Mayor Stephanie Miner’s Office, said city staff worked closely with the family on constructing the memorial.

Marion said existing supplies were used along with in-house labor, so no new taxpayer funds were expended.

Maddox’s father, Ryan Lawrence, pleaded guilty to first and second-degree murder in connection with her death.

He will be sentenced 25 years to life in prison.

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