Mackinaw, IL – MeLisa Cleary, 30, was last seen on Friday, June 6. Her family and friends hadn’t been able to reach her on her cell phone over the weekend, which was weird. And they couldn’t seem to get an answer from MeLisa’s husband Daniel or the kids, either. On Monday, railroad workers in Logan County, Illinois found a woman’s badly traumatized body. The body was MeLisa Cleary’s. Daniel Cleary and the couple’s three children were nowhere to be found.
Early Tuesday, an Amber Alert went out for Daniel Cleary and the kids: Chloe Renee Cleary, 3; Jacob Thomas Cleary, 8; and Kaitlin Elizabeth Roten, 12, who often uses last name Cleary. Just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, the family was found at the Super 8 motel in Peoria. Also present was another woman, who has since been identified as his mother.
I know what you’re thinking and yep, that’s what I’m thinking too. MeLisa Cleary didn’t just off herself on some railroad tracks. And the most obvious suspect is Daniel Cleary, who took the kids and lit out for a motel room with his mom. It looks pretty suspicious, doesn’t it? Especially when you consider that family members say Dan Cleary often beat his wife. And that she was planning to leave him.
It looks like MeLisa went missing on Friday night. MeLisaâ€™s grandmother says that “she was supposed to meet her sisters for supper that night go out and have supper and she never did turn up and that’s when they started calling around for her.â€ And over the weekend, family members found MeLisa’s car abandoned about two miles from her home.
Daniel Cleary was taken in for questioning, but no charges have yet been filed. The couple’s children are being cared for by an aunt right now. Whatever happened to MeLisa Cleary, it doesn’t sound good. In fact, it sounds to me like Dan Cleary just doesn’t like rejection.Tags: Amber Alert, Missing Person, Murder, Suspicious Death