Bloomington man arrested for 2018 drug-induced homicide

Local News
Chris Barker_1551305438545.png.jpg

A man has been arrested for a drug-induced homicide in Bloomington from 2018.

Wednesday, the Bloomington Police Department arrested 35-year-old Christopher Barker of Bloomington at around 11:30 a.m. Barker had an outstanding McLean County warrant for drug-induced homicide and his bond is set at $1,000,000. 

McLean County Coroner Dr. Kathleen Yoder identified the deceased as George Darnell, 44, of Bloomington. The McLean County Coroner’s Office determined that Darnell died as a result of a drug overdose. The investigation began on Nov. 8, 2018 in the 600 block of South McClun Street. 

Barker’s warrant and arrest is a result of a joint effort by the McLean County Coroner’s Office, the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office and the BPD.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Jared Bierbaum at (309) 434-2807 or at

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News

More Local News