Keith Ruiz busted in death of 2-year-old Dolci Gryshayeva, spokesman calls details disturbing

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Dolci Gryshayeva might have grown up to be a world-class gymnast. After all, both her grandparents excelled at the sport. But the two-year-old never got the chance, allegedly dying at the hands of Keith Ruiz, her mom's boyfriend. Lakewood Police spokesman Steve Davis calls the case "one of the more disturbing I've seen in 32 years in this business."

Police arrived at an apartment on the 700 block of South Vance Street at around 5 p.m. this past Wednesday in response to a report that a child wasn't breathing. There, cops began questioning Ruiz, 24 -- the only person home at the time. Dolci's mom, Anastasia Gryshayeva, 23, arrived a short time later.

Ruiz was soon arrested on charges of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury -- and that's an understatement. Young Dolci was transported to a local hospital, but there wasn't much medical personnel could do for her. "I know the family feels she died Thursday afternoon, and I understand," Davis says. "But technically and legally, it didn't happen until late Friday. That's when the coroner made an official pronouncement."

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Roman Gryshayeva.
The arrest affidavit remains sealed at this point, and Davis can't share many details -- although he makes it clear he'd like to. All he can say right now is that Dolci died of non-accidental trauma.

Clearly, the allegation against Ruiz will need to be bumped up, and Davis says, "it's my understanding that our people will be meeting with the DA's office to try to determine the most appropriate charge or charges in the case. They've got options. They could go with child abuse resulting in death, or if they feel like the elements of first-degree murder are met, they might decide to go that way."

Either way, Davis expects formal charges to be filed within the next 72 hours.

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Iryna Gryshayeva.
In the meantime, the Gryshayeva family is no doubt struggling to understand how another of Anastasia's boyfriends could have gotten into trouble with the law. The Denver Post reports that Dolci's father, Daniel Vincent Aragon, 22, was being chased by police last year for a parole violation when he fell from a bridge and died.

The tears prompted by this incident contrast with the cheers Dolci's grandparents, Roman and Iryna Gryshayeva, have heard over the years. According to the Post, the two are natives of the Ukraine, where he was a seven-time national champion on the pommel horse and she was deemed Europe's finest on the trampoline. They're currently on staff at 5280 Gymnastics, coaching promising tumblers like Christian Gidlund, who's seen in the video below.

Also on view: a larger look at Ruiz's mug shot. At this writing, he remains in custody in Jefferson County jail, waiting to learn the allegations he'll face.

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Keith Nick Ruiz.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Robert Walters trial: Best friend of victim Brittney Brashers testifies about night she died."


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Brandalynn
Brandalynn

 Fuck That Stupid Motherfucker Keith Ruiz. He deserves to be in prison. If he is left out on bail someone going to catch him quick. Nigga should be happy he's in prison because out here is gonna be worse. Fuck that stupid child killer. Taking our precious Dolci out of our life. Miss you baby girl you & Daddy. Justice should of been served right and fuck her mom too! 

Guest
Guest

Fuck keith.. i hope he rots in jail. Daniel was a close friend of mine. I loved Dolci so much. Her family is like another family for me.. The day I found out about Dolci, I broke down in tears

joe
joe

This guy is a piece of shit. The dad died jumping off i25 into invesco prking lot running from police. The mother would leave the baby n go to the bar with the baby unnatended so she should be doin time with him.

Dalene
Dalene

Christ PEOPLE! I can't even sift through all those bull shit comments to find relevence into the direction this case is really heading. When will we know more about the outcome of these horrible events? How can I support this mother and her rights, like that of privacy? I mean why the fuck would someone post about where she works? She is human and everyones bitch ass animalistic behavior makes me sick. I just hope one day these familys can be granted the peace they deserve. "Judge not lest ye be judged" you know?

rotflmfao
rotflmfao

nate marshall is crazy rotflmfaooooo!!he makes shit up as he goes i swear!he keeps calling keith an illegal aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaahha eww he said he wants to sodmize obama and he wants sandusky to keep molesting little kids this guy is a creep

Yuneek101
Yuneek101

The moms a dumb B***** I defended her so much when this tragedy first happend.. and to think I talked good about the Skank defending That basterd at every court date and not letting Dolci's father go to the funeral but let keiths family go? WTF! I hope she gets what she deserves! And same with Keith since hes out on bail now, sonmeone will recognize him and do some damage!

Guest
Guest

Has it ever occurred to anyone making these posts based on only limited information that there may very well be more to this story? All I read are a hell of a lot of ASSUMPTIONS which most of which are not even true. The truth will come out and a lot of you will be surprised when it does.

guest
guest

what irritates me, and people probably dont understand, is if u dont know keith u cant judge him, why would someone beat a child then call the paramedics to come help this child. and for all of u who know keith, he has 2 little girls himself. beautiful little daddys girls. and he has never even thought about spanking them or anything. and i know keith told me about a few times him baby mom took a swing at him and he didnt do anything back. ive supported keith since the day i heard about this and i will support him until the end, i do not feel like keith is to blame and i hope and pray that justice is served for whoever took this little girl out of this world

dev
dev

yeah she dressed better after keiths sister gave anastasia clothes for her!!!!!!!!!!!! cause she.s a seilfish bitch and only thought about herself! ask her how many outfits did she buy for the new baby before all this happened its been a good 5 months!!! lmao 0!!! zero!!!!!!!!! and baby is alomost due! why would keith even settle for her when he had wayyyyyyyyyyyyy better

Gods Property
Gods Property

FYI I know Keith as well and people need to stop posting things about Anastasia and Keith until all the facts are released theres alot more to the story! Its very sad that the baby lost her life and their family is mourning her loss, so have a little respect for them! Instead of writing such hateful things why not keep the family in your prayers!!!!              God Bless!!

denise martinez
denise martinez

NATE MARSHALL it's great that you're supporting dolci's family,thats awesome but being racist is making anastasia look bad/insulting her and you are insulting dolci as well because she is mixed..the convo went from dolci to anastasia to keith to keiths baby momma to keiths cousins and blah blah blah we are all better than this i feel horrible for everyone involved i truly feel for all of you..i really thought you were a lot more mature than this nate marshall and i'm just wondering if you really want justice for dolci or if you're just in it for the drama.STOP BEING HATEFUL and everyone who is supporting keith please understand that you have to defend him in a more respectful way because all you're doing is giving racist losers more to talk about!you're better than that ..theres not much anyone can do but pray for little dolci

denise martinez
denise martinez

r.i.p dolci!I can't even imagine the pain your family is going through :(

ruiz
ruiz

I agree with you mbn23 . I bet anastasias parents don't know about the shit she's said and done. She puts on the sad roll but yet didn't cry as much or even be by her babys side for her last hours minutes seconds here. so why shouldn't this so called mother be punished????

ruiz
ruiz

Everyone is full of shit! And everyone who is saying anastasia was a good mother your full of shit too. A mother takes care of their kids unlike anastasia who left dolci with numerous babysitters just to be up keiths ass.! Ask anastasia what she did for dolcis past birthday? Pffff nothing! She dropped her off to keiths mom and left! And has her nerve to ask keiths mom if she can watch dolci Monday threw Saturday ! Overnight ! Who just does that! But wait the past month it was anastasias birthday and where was she at a 5star restraunt with new clothes all happy but couldn't do a damb thing for dolcis! And when she would drop her daughter off and wouldn't check on her for about 2 days! Keith would always be the one to call or drop by and visit her! Cause dolci would be sick ..you would think if your kid is sick you wouldn't even send them off to babysitters! A good mother puts clothes on their kids back unlike anastasia who put clothes small and stained and miss match on dolci! But she made sure her self was always dressed good! I could go on for days about how anastasia neglected her daughter! Or how about when anastasia an keith were going to get married this upcoming summer she didn't want dolci apart of the weddind and wated to leave her behind cause she said she wanted to enjoy herself on the cruise and party! Party for 5 days on a cruise u got to be kidding me.! Anyways no ones family shouldn't have to go through this pain anastasias parents or keiths. It ripps a familys heart apart. No one knows the truth or what actually happened! All keith mainly wanted was to see his little girls and was trying to do whatever he can to support dolci and anastasia witch he did, and was getting more and more excited for the new baby girl. If keith was such a monster then why would dolci always run up to him calling him daddy when him and anastasia would walk the door. Prayers go out to both familys keiths daughters as well.

Family
Family

Who is going to the party for Keith Saturday should be a fun one

Ana Greg
Ana Greg

Makes me sick!  Why would you leave your baby with someone like this.  I was a child left with less than upstanding people and I know how it is.  I beg all the mamas out there to use their brains and not put their children at risk.  Poor little girl did not deserve this.  And, yes, the mom is partially to blame for this tragedy.  Think ladies!  It is not all about you - when you have a child that little life should be number one.  Not the hair, the boys, the boobs, the club.  I hear she is preggers again.  I hope she gets over her needs a bit and focuses on her number one priority.

Nick Lucchesi
Nick Lucchesi

Unless these comments become civil, I will turn off the comments for this story.

-Nick Lucchesiweb editor, westword.com

Nate Marshall
Nate Marshall

Tommy Holloman will take care of justice behind bars.. the aryan  brotherhood don't like mexis, especially ones that kill children!

Guest Who
Guest Who

The whole family was caught up in illegal meth trade running meth of of Phoenix that is what no one will tell you . 

DUBZ
DUBZ

That chick anastasia is back working at Romes Salloon my homies seen her yesterday

Wondering
Wondering

I heard that Keith was released on bond.....wondering why none of the news stories have been updated since it happened? What is going on with this case?

mzjamiedawn
mzjamiedawn

@guest Hhhmmm....so here it is, 3 years later, and Keith has confessed to killing her and has been sentenced.  I'm just wondering what all these people that are insisting he did not do it, think now? 

Dancer8
Dancer8

So if you don’t think Keith did it - what is the story?

Hiznhermama
Hiznhermama

I think its funny you say all this when in fact have you seen the thousand sof photos this baby was dressed just as nice as her mama. If she is guilty she will be found guilty If keith is innocent he will be found innocent, but for now it does not look like he is

Mbn23
Mbn23

I hope the court looks at all of that and really investigates everything for the sake of this new baby.. hope Keith gets a fair trial.

Jkombo
Jkombo

Well when he gets sentenced to life in prison, Ill be partying my ass off!!!!

Clint hogan
Clint hogan

Ana u must be a gay rights activist the fagget got to u... Lol poorthing...anywho what happened is a tragedy and nobody knows what actually happened.... Its still a mess with both familys involved well actually all 3 so shut ur trap .. We dont give a damn about what u say.....nobody has been found guilty....

Ana Greg
Ana Greg

Please turn off the comments.  I am so sick of these idiots defending this trash that preyed on an innocent child.

Clint hogan
Clint hogan

Oh but when people were talking shit about keith u didnt say shit huh nick....turn em off nick u gay queer ...nate ur a fat pig choke on ur ding dong u fagget.

kendall1982
kendall1982

@Nate Marshall AB fucks with mexicans

Me
Me

Wow Mr. Nate I just viewed your 9news and saw your fat ass posted as a criminal as well you dumb fuck who are you to say anything about anyone??? How do you feel now Mr. Nate being posted for all to see??? I noticed you have not posted shit on this blog with in the last 48 hrs hmmmm maybe now you will learn to shut the fuck up you scandalous fat bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Preach
Preach

Oh and tommy holloman is on parole fat boy...good job watching lockup limon u fat pig.

Guest
Guest

Nate really you are a racisist ignorant piece of shit! Wasn't it a bunch of spoiled rich white kids that shot up Columbine?? So to sit here and talk shit about mexicans at least we dont go and shoot up schools because our mommy and daddy didnt buy us a BMW...I thought you really did know what was going on but after reading your rediculous comments I really think you do want to get into this chick pants so you are trying to make yourself look good for her but OBVIOUSLY she still wants Keith.

Preach
Preach

ok there double chin boy. Stuff your face fatty. White people dont run the joint you fat fuck. Here we go with your nonsense comments you really dont know shit. The Gki and surenos are the biggest gangs in colorado and all the northside holds it down. But thats another topic and besides the point. The fact is nobody has been convicted of hurting this innocent beautiful baby girl. And until they are you should shut your mouth... Your a fat fuck that eats with his mouth open and you get crums on ur fat chin and tits... And your fat belly button hole has black dirt. Go shower...twice. And shave your beard santa. Your fatter than fuck

Nate Marshall
Nate Marshall

exactly. keith has a history of selling drugs.

Alix_61
Alix_61

huh what the fuck are you talking about dumb ass "guest who".... Get off this page!!

flossin
flossin

Raaaacccchhheeelllll

Clint hogan
Clint hogan

Lol ur a piece of shit bud thats ur babys father....member u use to wish death on us when we would go out.... Pos

Jkombo
Jkombo

Preach..... you are a tard... why dont you shut up. You are an idiot. Go preach to someone else. Your bullshit is getting old. ROT KEITH NICK RUIZ!!! hahahahaha

Ana Greg
Ana Greg

Seriously - what is with the use of these words?   You are part of the problem in this world, Preach!

Me
Me

Wow Mr. Nate I just viewed your 9news headline and saw your fat ass posted as a criminal as well you dumb fuck who are you to say anything about anyone??? How do you feel now Mr. Nate being posted for all to see??? I noticed you have not posted shit on this blog with in the last 48 hrs hmmmm maybe now you will learn to shut the fuck up you scandalous fat bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clint hogan
Clint hogan

Nate marshall is a pot belly pig and a convicted felon too hahahahaha u fat piece of shit

Preach
Preach

Nates a fat pig and should be roasted for chiccharones on my burrito

your a loser!!!
your a loser!!!

Lol um I know Keith all too well and um no he doesn't have a history of selling drugs. I think your confusing him with that whore Anastasia who sells her ass for a living? You need to lay off this whole situation already because now your just making stuff up to make Keith look even worse when in reality your making yourself look incredibly stupid!

Preach
Preach

You dumb fat hick, keith has NO CRIMINAL HISTORY at all. Please shut your mouth,you need to tuck in your gut and put your diabetes needle in your belly. Go eat and get off the computer. I bet the chair your sitting on is saying" HELP" im surprised you can spell with your fat fingers. You dont know shit fatty. The only thing you know is the menu at burger king. You sound rediculous with all of your false statments.

Marieabeyta
Marieabeyta

                                       '"THIS IS FOR NATE MARSHALL"First of all this so called “mom” is not a mom. She didn’t even bother to stay at the hospital while her daughter was fighting for her life. She was more concerned about Keith (the murdering boyfriend or the boyfriend who takes the rap) and his charges. She is so upset about that people and the media are saying that she doesn’t want anyone at the services or at the burial. She doesn’t even want the baby dad’s side of the family, but she will let Keith’s family in the services. What kind of shit is that! If she doesn’t like the conclusion people and the media are coming up with…then she needs to come out and say what happened. Feel some what guilty, concerned, sad about YOUR childs death. I’m just glad she is in heaven in arms of her dad and that she is no longer suffering.

Ana Greg
Ana Greg

he killed a child!  I don't think anyone can make him look worse than he has made himself loof!

Clint hogan
Clint hogan

Rachel ur sister and cousin loved it just as much as u hahahahaha

Jkombo
Jkombo

keith is a piece of SHIT!! hahahahaha its funny how all of you idiots are defending him.... hes going to be in jail for the rest of his pathetic life, so theres something to think about. RETARDS. He killed a precious little baby. yea... he'll rot! too bad, SO SAD!!  I wish that hanging ppl was still around. I would go watch with my large coke and extra buttered popcorn with a smile on my face... if only, if only. Instead, he will just rot in jail and probably get his ass kicked over and over again. Men in there dont care for ppl who beat, rape, kill children. Hes going to have a hell of a time. I LOVE IT!!!!!

Preach
Preach

jarvis shut your ass up fagget

Marieabeyta
Marieabeyta

and  so will she....................................................

Jarvis28
Jarvis28

Keith will have a criminal record now!

Nate Marshall
Nate Marshall

Cant wait til he's convivted and sentenced so I can watch all ou pathetic losers cry like bitches.. then the day will come when he's executed and well Ill drink to that! That's worth about 10 shots!

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