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Jayceon Wright, 6, February 25, 2022, Round Lake Beach, Lake County, Illinois

Updated: Aug 19, 2022

Six-year-old Jayceon Wright's mother found him unresponsive at their home on February 25, 2022. She rushed him to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Four days later, Jayceon was pronounced dead.

Tracy D Thomas (34) was charged for allegedly beating Jayceon. He was on life support and died Friday, February 25, 2022 at the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after being rushed to the hospital in an Uber after his mother found the child unresponsive with significant injuries. Thomas is believed to be the only adult in the residence during the time of the incident. He is being held at the Lake County Jail in Illinois on a $500,000 Bond.

Initially Thomas was charged with aggravated battery under the age of 13 and one count of aggravated domestic battery. Thomas was later charged additionally with three counts of first degree murder. He is now awaiting trial without bail.

The child and his mother have not yet been publicly identified as of now. The injuries occurred on the 1300 block of Melrose Avenue in Round Lake Beach, Lake County, Illinois.

As usual, the media has only reported the picture of the alleged suspect and not that of the victim. As always, we believe that the victim's name should be said, repeated, remembered and never forgotten.


As of now, the Jury Trial is set for October 3, 2022 at 9:00 A.M. at the Lake County Courthouse, Illinois


Jayceon J. Wright, born on September 25, 2015 in Libertyville, IL to Regina Pipes. Jayceon was the third of three children. Jayceon received his wings on February 25, 2022.

Jayceon was a loving spirit to be around. He loved to play with his sisters, cousins and PawPaw Robert outside at the park. His favorite movie to watch was Lego Batman; favorite song to listen to was by Alicia Keys; favorite toys to play with were dinosaurs and cars.

Jayceon attended Pleviak School and loved going every day. His favorite things to do at school were going to gym and doing his math work. He expressed wanting to become a police officer when he grew up.

Jayceon leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Regina Pipes; two sisters, Jniyah and Jamaya Wright; his grandparents, Regina McGowan and Robert Pipes; one aunt, Carolyn McGowan; four cousins, Damarion, Damonte, Dashayla and his best buddy, DeMerr.

Jayceon is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Darnell Wright; his maternal grandfather, Michael Terry; his maternal great grandmother, Carolyn McGowan.

Jayceon was a loving son, brother, grandson, cousin, friend and will be truly missed

Memorial Service: Friday, March 11, 202212:00PM - 2:00PM

At: Tolar-Westgate Funerals & Cremations 616 Washington St. Waukegan, IL 60085

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