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Funeral Scheduled for Alisha Bromfield

Slain 21-year-old was a Joliet Catholic Academy graduate, attended Western Illinois University.

Family and friends are mourning the loss of Alisha N. Bromfield, a 21-year-old area woman slain during a trip to Door County, Wisconsin.

Referring to her as Alisha Bromfield-Anicich, an obituary said the expectant mom and her unborn daughter, whom she’d planned to name Ava Lucille, will be laid to rest following funeral services on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Bromfield was a 2008 graduate of and studied forensic science at Western Illinois University.

She is survived by parents Sherry and Joseph Anicich and James and Amy Heisner, along with a sister and three brothers.

Visitiation is scheduled for 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at , 3200 Black Rd., Joliet.

Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Shorewood.

Attempts to reach Bromfield's family were unsuccessful.

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Trish Harrington August 24, 2012 at 01:48 AM
What kind of man could do this? This is so heartbreaking. I used to live in Plainfield and really loved the community. I do not know Alisha or her family - but their pain must be unimaginable! Bless her & baby Ava always! @Kathy S - yes, Alisha has a beautiful smile. May she rest in peace.
Kerry Goodwin August 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM
There just are no words. Two innocent lives taken because if one man's selfish and horrid act. Beyond sad for what Alisha & sweet baby girl Ava went thru....God bless you and hold you close Alisha & Ava & hold tight all your family and friends as they live out this nightmare. May you be at peace & may justice be served.
Valerie Hein August 25, 2012 at 05:59 PM
To Alisha, As I only knew you for a short time. You touched my heart. I can’t stop thinking about how unfair life is. May you rest in peace and God be with you and Ava. You will be greatly missed.
Mocha September 06, 2012 at 12:41 AM
This is so terribly tragic. The only good that came from this man's act is that both mother and child will never have to live a day without each other. So sad.
I CARE September 07, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Heard his mom hired a defense attorney for him, and has visited him. She's as evil as him, as she should convince him to own up to what he did, as it sounds like he confessed to waking her up and strangling her, then had sexual intercourse with her body. Obviously his mom is as dilusional as him.. if I were related to him, I would disown him for what he did, as there is no probable excuse. He is simply an evil, evil monster.

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