UPDATE: Peoria County Coroner identifies victim in Wednesday morning homicide

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UPDATE: 4:05 P.M. — The victim in a homicide early Wednesday morning has been identified.

Dr. William H. Marshall, 92, was pronounced dead at his home at 10:12 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, by the Peoria County Coroner.

The autopsy revealed Dr. Marshall suffered several stab wounds to front and back of his body and likely died moments after the trauma.

Dr. Marshall worked for 33 years as a surgeon with Peoria Surgical Group from 1964-1997. Most recently he retired from OSF Healthcare in 2008, according to his LinkedIn.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident, or camera footage they believe may be
important to this investigation, is encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.


PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Police officers responded to what is now being ruled a homicide early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 9:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, officers responded to a residence in the 500 block of East High Point Place, near Kellstedt Park, regarding a man down.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male with obvious trauma. The victim was pronouned dead at the scene.

The Peoria County coroner was present and there is no suspect information at this time.

The incident is under investigation and the identity of the victim will be released by the coroner after the autopsy is completed.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident, or camera footage they believe may be
important to this investigation, is encouraged to contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

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