UPDATE: Suspect arrested, victim identified in Bloomington homicide investigation

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UPDATE APRIL 10 2:10 p.m. (WMBD) — A suspect has been arrested in connection to a Bloomington homicide that took place in the early morning hours of Friday, April 9.

Larry A. Knell, 44, of Normal, was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. Friday night in the parking lot of a Bloomington gas station. He was charged with first-degree murder and transported to the McLean County Jail. His bond has been set at $2 million.

Previously, Bloomington Police personnel received a call regarding a man in the roadway in the 600 block of West Seminary Avenue at approximately 1:36 a.m. on Friday.

Upon arrival, officers found a deceased white man lying in the roadway. It was observed he had been stabbed multiple times.

McLean County Coroner Kathleen Yoder has identified the victim as Dale E. Baughman, 59, of Normal.

Later Friday morning, detevtives, officers, and analysts were able to identify the victim and establish his activity over the past 24 hours, interview witnesses, and gather a variety of electronic evidence across the area.

By Friday afternoon, the team identified and located a suspect vehicle, interviewed several people of interest, and generated information leading to the issuing of an arrest warrant for Knell.

Anyone with additional information on this incident, please contact either Det. Roth at 309‐434‐2379 or Det. Jones at 309‐434‐2548.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information is being released at this time.


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — A homicide on Seminary Avenue in Bloomington has resulted in the death of a man, Bloomington Police said.

At approximately 1:36 a.m. Friday, April 9, officers arrived to find a white male dead in the roadway.

Detectives are currently canvassing the area for witnesses and evidence related to this incident. Anyone with additional information on this incident is encouraged to contact either Det. Roth at 309‐434‐2379 or Det. Jones at 309‐434‐2548.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

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