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Associated Press, Published September 24 2012

Parents seek answers in fatal St. Cloud attack on son

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The parents of a young man who died after he was attacked in a St. Cloud alley want answers about their son's death.

Twenty-year-old Colton Gleason, of Greenfield, died from head trauma Friday. Police say Gleason was walking with two female friends when several people got out of a car and one punched him, causing him to fall backward and hit his head.

His parents, John and Julie Gleason say their world is a darker place without their son. They are hoping a $1,000 reward will persuade a witness to come forward. It's unclear what prompted the assault, but police say they have no reason to believe Gleason and the assailant knew each other.

The Gleasons tell WCCO-TV that finding answers might help ease their pain.

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Information from: WCCO-TV, http://www.wcco.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.