homicide http://peoriapublicradio.org en East Peoria police release series of texts leading up to June 14th murders http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/east-peoria-police-release-series-texts-leading-june-14th-murders <div>East Peoria police continue to investigate why a man shot his ex-wife and her boyfriend at a local bar.</div><div> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:34:02 +0000 Denise Molina 25465 at http://peoriapublicradio.org East Peoria police release series of texts leading up to June 14th murders Coroner rules Tazewell County death a homicide http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/coroner-rules-tazewell-county-death-homicide <div>The Tazewell County Coroner is ruling the death of 66-year-old Carole Levin a homicide. James Baldi says he made the decision after considering signs of starvation and dehydration when Levin’s body was found last summer. He says he hopes the case can help residents be more vigilant about checking on elderly friends and neighbors:&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:42:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20566 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Coroner rules Tazewell County death a homicide Peoria grapples with fifth homicide in less than a month http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-grapples-fifth-homicide-less-month <p></p><div>Peoria Police are investigating the city&rsquo;s fifth homicide in less than a month. &nbsp;County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says the body of 31-year old Carnell Ashford was found Friday in the backyard of 1401 Northeast Perry. &nbsp;She says Ashford has a Chicago address, but was reportedly living in Peoria for the last year. &nbsp;Ingersoll says autopsy results are expected Saturday.</div><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:51:24 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13272 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria grapples with fifth homicide in less than a month Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-seek-person-interest-homicide <div>Police police say they are looking for a person of interest in the death of a 47-year old Peoria bar owner. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says an autopsy shows Todd Scholl died prior to the fire in a downtown storage area where his body was found. Ingersoll says Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds. He owns two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street. Toxicology test results are pending.</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:56:00 +0000 Denise Molina 12865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide Outside the Horseshoe - September 24, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-september-24-2013 <p></p><div>Recent gun violence in the city of Peoria has many voicing concern if not a little on edge. A double homicide last week that included the death of KieAmber Beard-who was pregnant-was accompanied by several gunshot wounds including a pizza delivery guy. And Beard’s cousin was shot to death in the front yard of her mother’s house during a family gathering in her honor. Police have made at least two arrests but are also targeting more patrols in the generally areas impacted by the violence. Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard and Captain Mike Eddleman met with reporters yesterday to talk through some of the response efforts. We are using the press interview for this Outside The Horseshoe.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:29:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12429 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside the Horseshoe - September 24, 2013 Peoria police search for double shooting suspect http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-search-double-shooting-suspect <p>Peoria Police are looking for a suspect in a double shooting Sunday that killed a 17-year-old boy. &nbsp;Police say Marquis Costic is wanted in the shooting at Warren and Butler Streets that left Treyshawn Blakely dead. Police say another unidentified person was shot during the same incident and taken to a local hospital. &nbsp;Costic is described as a five-foot-seven black male with braided hair. Police say they did NOT recover the semi-automatic murder weapon at his home, but did find other weapons. &nbsp;Costic is considered armed and dangerous. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:30:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 3669 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police search for double shooting suspect