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April Lillian Ashley
Birth: Nov. 2, 1958
Death: Dec. 1, 1974
Orland Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA

CSHS Class of 1976

CAUSE OF DEATH:
Gunshot wounds. Officially, April failed to come home from Carl Sandburg High School and was reported missing by her father, Edward Ashley. Six days later, a motorist found April deceased along the shoulder of 161st Street and 88th Avenue in Orland. She was found a block from the nearest home, fully-clothed yet was missing her coat and purse. She had been shot in the chest and abdomen. Police believe she was shot first and then thrown from a moving vehicle.

Unofficial theories are that:
(1) April was seeing a married man. When she threatened to expose their affair to his wife, he killed her.

(2) April was suppose to meet a older man and he killed her.

To date, the case is still allegedly open.

SOURCES:
12-3-1974 Chicago Tribune
Teen Looters slay store owner, 49 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward G. Ashley (1932 - 1987)
  Maureen Hohmann Ashley (1937 - 2007)
 
 Sibling:
  Edward G Ashley (1955 - 2013)*
  April Lillian Ashley (1958 - 1974)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
DAUGHTER
APRIL L. ASHLEY
BORN NOV. 2, 1958
DIED DEC. 1, 1974
 
Burial:
Orland Memorial Park Cemetery
Orland Park
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 86, Block --, Grave 7
 
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Record added: Mar 07, 2007
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April Lillian Ashley
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