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Cheryl Lynn Downs
Birth: Jan. 10, 1976
Death: May 19, 1983

Victim. Cheryl was one of Diane Downs' three children whom she shot while they lay sleeping in her car on a dark road in Williamette Valley, Oregon on May 19, 1983. Her other daughter, Christie, almost died and her son, Danny, was left a paraplegic. Downs tried to blame it on a "bushy-haired" stranger, but was prosecuted for it. The crime was the subject of Ann Rule's book "Small Sacrifices," which was made into a mini-series starring Farrah Fawcett and John Shea. 

Cause of death: Shot to death by her mother
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Arizona
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 09, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12310
Cheryl Lynn Downs
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RIP Cheryl.
- KM
 Added: Jan. 30, 2015

- Cheryll Cotten
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015
We share the same birthday.
- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Jan. 11, 2015
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