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Washington police make arrest in Monday homicide investigation

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UPDATE (4 p.m.) -- Washington Police Chief Mike McCoy says one person is in custody in connection to a homicide investigation on Monday afternoon.

The Washington Police Department, Illinois State Police and Tazewell County Sheriff's Office were on scene near an apartment building on Holland Street for the investigation.

Police were called to check the welfare of a person in his residence on Holland Street at about 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to a release.

When officers arrived, they located a deceased male.

McCoy said more information will be released at a 10 a.m. Tuesday press conference and there is no indication of a danger to the public in relation to the incident.

No other details were released on the victim or the person arrested.

This will be the second homicide in Washington in a month.

On June 17, officers discovered the body of 34-year-old Kyle McMurtrey behind Washington Plaza. Law enforcement officials they are investigating his death as a homicide, but suspect information was released and no arrests have been made.


WASHINGTON (HOI) -- The Washington Police Department and Illinois State Police are on scene of an apparent homicide scene near the area of Spruce and Hollow in Washington on Monday afternoon.

Our news partner 1470 WMBD reports Washington Police Chief Mike McCoy confirmed the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

Photos from the scene show an apartment building taped off with police officers around the building.

1470 also reported residents at the apartment complex said investigators were knocking on doors, asking for any information available.

This story will be updated.

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