Update at 1:30 p.m. on 7/31/23
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — Michael Day, the Macon County Coroner, has released the identity and cause of death of a 15-year-old who was found dead in Decatur on Sunday.
Day identified the teen as Tyler Eubanks of Decatur. An autopsy performed on Monday determined that the preliminary cause of death was stab wound trauma.
Decatur Police are conducting a criminal investigation into Eubanks’ death; from that investigation, they determined that Eubanks was lured to an abandoned building by two other 15-year-olds, where he was attacked and murdered.
The investigation into Eubanks’ death is ongoing.
Update 11 p.m.
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Police Department announced late Sunday evening that two teens, both 15 years old, have been arrested in connection to the death of another 15-year-old.
Officials also disclosed in their update that the victim suffered “numerous traumatic injuries.” Since finding him Sunday morning, detectives interviewed witnesses and conducted multiple searches as part of the investigation.
As a result, two arrests were made later in the day. Both teenagers are facing first-degree murder charges and are being held at a juvenile detention facility in Peoria County.
The investigation is ongoing.
DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Police Department is investigating after a 15-year-old boy was found dead late Sunday morning.
Department officials said officers were called to the area of West Harrison and North Maple Avenues at 11:35 a.m. to perform a wellness check. The officers found the teen when they arrived.
Officials added that detectives responded to process the crime scene and interview witnesses. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Anyone who has information that can help police in the investigation is asked to call the Decatur Police Department at 217-424-2734 or Crime Stoppers at 217-423-8477.