A mum-of-three has been found dead and riddled with bullets, prompting a police raid of her estranged husband's home.
Rebecca Bliefnick's, 41, body was discovered by a relative at her home in Quincy, Illinois, on Thursday (February 23), after she had failed to pick up her children from school.
Police were then called to the scene and a few days later – on Wednesday (March 1) – they descended on the home of her estranged husband, Tim Bliefnick, 39 – from whom she had split in February 2021.
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According to KHQA, they searched the property and temporarily detained a person – with their identity not having been released.
Officials said no one has been arrested yet and police have not submitted an arrest warrant through the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office.
On Monday night (February 27), Police Chief Adam Yates addressed the city council and asked for the public’s patience during the ongoing investigation, the Herald Review reports.
He said: “Regarding cases like this, however, I make no apologies for being tight-lipped. I take the integrity of a homicide investigation seriously.
"We do not talk about crime details, specific investigative techniques, or theories about what happened. I will do my best to keep you informed, but I will not compromise this investigation.”
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He added: “We are fortunate to live in a community where violent crime such as this is rare. When it happens, it is devastating.
"Nothing I say here tonight will put our community at ease. Making an arrest in this case is the only way to do that. We are working very hard to make that happen. This investigation is our highest priority.
“Crimes of this nature are rare in Quincy; when they occur, they shake the entire community. Our officers and detectives will utilise every resource available to bring justice for the victim."
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