Peoria woman dies after stabbing near park

PEORIA, lll. (HOI) — A Peoria woman is dead after she was stabbed near a Peoria park on Thursday afternoon.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood pronounced Charee Alexander, 19, dead just after 2 p.m. Friday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Officers responded to the area of Schmoeger Park around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on reports of a large fight spilling into the streets and nearby yards.

When en route to the fight scene, officers stopped a vehicle leaving the area transporting Alexander, who was bleeding profusely from a stab wound to the neck.

A juvenile male also suffered injuries in the incident. His injuries are described as non life-threatening by police.

An autopsy on Alexander is pending. The case is under investigation by the Peoria Police Department and Peoria County Coroner’s Office.

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