This circa 1980 photo provided by Mary Linnerooth Gonzalez shows the Linnerooth family, father, David, mother, Gayle, Pete and Mary next to their Christmas tree at their home in Rochester, Minn. ... more 
This circa 1980 photo provided by Mary Linnerooth Gonzalez shows the Linnerooth family, father, David, mother, Gayle, Pete and Mary next to their Christmas tree at their home in Rochester, Minn. Gayle, who adopted Pete when he was 9½ weeks old, recalls a loving little boy who adored animals, talked up a storm at 18 months old and was very sensitive. (AP Photo/Mary Linnerooth Gonzalez) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mary Linnerooth Gonzalez
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 3:03 PM EDT