THAYER, Ill. (WCIA) — Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell confirmed Monday evening that a suspect has been arrested in connection to what is believed to be a deadly stabbing.

Campbell said that Sangamon County Central Dispatch was informed just after 4 p.m. on Monday of a possible stabbing at a house in Thayer. Officers from Pawnee, Auburn and Divernon responded to the house just before 4:30 with Sangamon County Sheriff’s deputies arriving soon after.

Officers spotted a substance that resembled blood near the door and forced entry into the home. They found a dead 36-year-old woman inside.

Investigating detectives developed a suspect in the case, who was subsequently located at a hospital in Decatur. The suspect, a 32-year-old man, was arrested by Decatur Police at approximately 6:30.

Detectives travelled to Decatur and interviewed the suspect, who was treated for a minor injury and then brought back to Sangamon County.

Campbell said the suspect is being held in the Sangamon County Jail. Everyone involved in the case is accounted for and no threat is believed to exist to the community.

Charges are pending formal review by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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NOTE: The sheriff’s office first told our newsroom the victim was a man. The office later corrected to say the victim is a woman.


THAYER, Ill. (WCIA) — The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was found dead in Thayer.

Deputies were notified just after 4 p.m. of a possible stabbing at a house on West Elm Street near State Route 4. When they arrived, they found the woman dead inside the home.

This is a developing story and deputies are still on the scene as of 5:18 p.m.