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 Ashley Michelle Gleeson

Ashley Michelle Gleeson

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 16 Dec 2002 (aged 5)
Dwight, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 14154065 · View Source
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5-year-old Ashley Gleeson (and her 3-year-old brother, Joshua) was abducted by her father, Patrick M. Gleeson, on November 25th in Dwight, Illinois, about 75 miles Southwest of Chicago. Her body was pulled from the Des Plains River, on Monday, December 16, 2002. The county coroner said the cause of death was two gunshots to the head.

The father, Patrick Michael Gleeson, was in police custody in Michigan where he was also charged with killing his girlfriend. He pleaded guilty to killing his live-in girlfriend and his two children, saying the murders fulfilled a vow he made to himself that the children would never again go home to their mother in Dwight, Ill. "I thought about it for years," Gleeson said. "Nov. 2nd is when I made the decision they weren't going back to their mother's house."

Rest in peace Ashley---you are loved.

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Thanking Mr. Robert Duran for his kind sponsorship of Ashley's memorial. That was so nice of you, and it is appreciated! Please visit Mr. Duran's daughter Deanna.


  • Maintained by: Megan
  • Originally Created by: Row Walker
  • Added: 2 May 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14154065
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ashley Michelle Gleeson (5 Mar 1997–16 Dec 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14154065, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Megan (contributor 47157631) .