Woman dead after stabbing

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PEORIA, Ill, (WMBD) — A stabbing at Taft Homes Sunday night leaves a woman dead.

Officer responded to a 911 call of someone wanting an ambulance for a person inside an apartment. Police arrived to find a 58-year old woman with a stab wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect is identified as 49-year old Lester Broom. He’s described as male, black, 6’, 215 – 230 lbs., medium build and balding. He was last seen fleeing from the area northbound on Hancock. Broom was wearing a blue jacket with yellow stripes on the sleeves.

A K-9 search of the area was conducted, but police we’re still unable to find him.

If you have any information contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673 – 4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673 – 9000.

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