Peoria police arrest man in Sunday’s stabbing death

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A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for the homicide of William K. Edwards.

The Peoria Police Department arrested Thurmen D. Ellis of East Peoria at 10 a.m. at the 200 block of Northeast Glen Oak Ave. in Peoria. They took Ellis into custody without incident. 

Ellis was taken to the PPD’s Criminal Investigations Division and was then arrested for first-degree murder. He was then transported to the Peoria County Jail. 

Edwards was found dead Sunday night, inside a detached garage. He had visible injuries, and there was a large amount of blood at the scene. 

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