Ann ‘Ashley’ Doohen, is the 29-year-old South Dakota woman recently discovered to be the mother of Adrian Peterson’s 2-year-old son who tragically died yesterday. Her son, Ty Doohen, was killed days after allegedly being choked and abused by her boyfriend Joseph Patterson, 27.
The child, who had been in a Sioux Falls, South Dakota Hospital since Wednesday, passed away last night.
Here is what you need to know about the boy’s mother:
1. She and Ty Moved in With Patterson Recently
Above is a depiction of the house at 6201 South Connie Avnue in Sioux Fall, South Dakota, where Ty and his mother reportedly moved in with Joseph Patterson.
It was in this house on Wednesday that Patterson called the police to report an incident in which the two year old Ty was “chocking.” When police arrived they found evidence suggesting that the child’s injuries were consistent with abuse.
A family friend told local newspaper, The Argus leader, that the romantic relationship between Doohen and Patterson was a, “new relationship.”
2. She Recently Discovered Her Son’s Paternity
TMZ reports that around 2 or 4 months ago, Doheen began trying got prove that her ex-boyfriend was the father of two-year-old Ty, but when paternity tests came back negative, she reached out to NFL star Adrian Peterson. Peterson and Doohen reportedly had a, “sexual encounter” several years ago.
When Peterson found out about the child he supposedly made plans to visit South Dakota in the coming months to meet his alleged child. The plan was scraped and Peterson flew to South Dakota earlier this week after hearing that the 2-year-old had been taken to the hospital.
Peterson met the child while he was on life support.
3. She’s From Sioux Falls and May Have Gone to South Dakota State
Yesterday, Ann ‘Ashley’ Doohen changed her Facebook profile picture to the picture of her son above. The comment section filled with condolences and well wishes. Her profile denotes her as being from Sioux Falls as well as living there now. She is also in the “SD State” network, which may hint that she went to South Dakota State for college.
4. She Has a ‘Wayne’ Profile
Doohen has a profile on “Wayne,” a social media website for “travel and lifestyle.” On her profile she includes pictures of herself, as well as her interests.
The profile also lists her as college educated, catholic, and working in retail.
5. Patterson is Being Held on a $750,000 Bond
Patterson, who was accused of assaulting the child, was arrested and is being held on a sizable bail in Sioux Falls. He is thus far charged with felony counts of aggravated battery of an infant and aggravated assault. There will most likely be more charges added in light of the child’s death.
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