UPDATE: Man arrested in connection to Pekin homicide Wednesday

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PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — (UPDATE — 4:10 p.m.) — Kenneth R. Turnbow, 66, of Pekin has been arrested Wednesday after allegedly murdering his wife, Tracie Turnbow.

Officers said at approximately 11:30 Monday night, they raced to a home on Summer and Derby St. after someone reported a woman screaming for help. There they found 59-year-old Tracie Turnbow with a gunshot wound.

She later died at the hospital, which launched a nearly 48-hour search for her killer, and ultimately led investigators to her estranged husband.

Court records show Tracie filed for divorce in 2020. The latest hearing in the case was less than three weeks ago.

Public Information Officer Billie Ingles said while Turnbow was arrested for first-degree murder, the investigation is still ongoing. Those with questions regarding the homicide are encouraged to contact the Tazewell County States Attorney.


(PREVIOUS) — One woman is dead after being shot near Summer and Derby St. in Pekin Monday night.

According to Public Information Officer Billie Ingles, Pekin police initially responded to a report of a woman screaming in the area at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.

A 59-year-old woman, later identified as Tracie Turnbow, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Ingles said the cause of death was a gunshot wound.

The incident remains under investigation by Pekin Police with assistance from Illinois State Police.

Ingles said there is no immediate threat to the community.

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