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Washington police investigate man’s death as a homicide

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WASHINGTON (HOI) -- The Washington Police Department is investigating the death of Kyle D. McMurtrey as a homicide.

McMurtrey's body was discovered behind the Washington Plaza Wednesday, June 17.

Washington Police Chief Mike McCoy says the city hasn't seen a homicide in the last two years.

McCoy said there there isn't a reason for the people of Washington to be on alert.

McCoy also said there wasn't a connection between McMurtrey and the attack on a 72-year-old woman Monday, June 22 in Sunnyland.

No further details are available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washington Police Department at 309-444-1110 or the Illinois State Police, Division of Criminal Investigation, Zone 4 Peoria Violent Crimes Office at 217-993-2008.

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