Cheryl Lynn Downs

Cheryl Lynn Downs

Birth
Arizona, USA
Death 19 May 1983 (aged 7)
Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in Arizona
Memorial ID 12310 · View Source
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Maternal Filicide Victim. Cheryl was one of Diane Downs' three children whom she shot while they lay sleeping in her car on a dark road in Willamette 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.

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  • Maintained by: Sherry Templin (Hicks Giese)
  • Added: 8 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12310
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cheryl Lynn Downs (10 Jan 1976–19 May 1983), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12310, ; Maintained by Sherry Templin (Hicks Giese) (contributor 47303031) Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in Arizona.