2 Years Later: Family Walks to Honor Natasha Cleary and Sons

By: Jessica Geraci Email
By: Jessica Geraci Email

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Family and friends of a Natasha Cleary and her two sons walk to honor them and continue to seek justice for their murder.

Cleary and sons Marquwon Owens and Katarion Friar were murdered inside their west side home, which was then set on fire two years ago. Their loved ones walked from the Rockford YMCA to the Eclipse Lagoon on Saturday afternoon. A classmate of Marquwon shared memories of her friend before the group released balloons in memory of the three. Many wore t-shirts to raise awareness about domestic violence. It isn’t clear if that was the motive, but Cleary’s family hopes someone will come forward with information on the crime.

“The not knowing is what drives us crazy, it makes us all crazy. I'm so upset. It's hard to go on and know we don't know what happened to them. It saddens me. I miss her. I miss all three of them very much. There are no words to describe my pain,” says Cleary’s older sister Margaret Young.

No arrests have been made in the case. A few days after the murder, video surveillance caught a man using Cleary’s ATM card at a machine at Northwest Bank. Police don't know if that man was connected to the crime, but he has never been identified.

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