Springfield Police make arrest in homicide investigation


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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Springfield Police Department announced on Wednesday that a man was arrested in connection to a homicide committed last month.

Springfield detectives, Illinois State Police investigators and officers from other jurisdictions identified 32-year-old LaMarcus Hunter as a suspect in the murder of Derek Banker Barnett. Barnett’s body was discovered in a car on Cornell Avenue on Nov. 10.

After obtaining an arrest warrant, U.S. Marshals from the Great Lakes Regional Task Force – Southern Illinois District found and arrested Hunter on Monday. Hunter has been charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death, among other charges.

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