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Posted on: March 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 3/8/23 Homicide

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at approximately 1:40 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of S. Stanley regarding a stabbing.
When officers arrived on scene, they located an adult male with an apparent stab wound to the chest. Peoria Fire and AMT immediately began life saving measures. 
The victim had critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Further information regarding the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Peoria County Coroner.
Members of the Peoria Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Crime Scene Unit (CSU), Neighborhood Services Unit (NSU) and Patrol Division responded to the scene and initiated an investigation.
While on scene officers obtained suspect information. Patrol officers in the area located the suspect in the 1700 block of S. Griswold. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Heaven M. Kruzan, was taken into custody without incident. She was transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested for First Degree Murder.
Kruzan was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **

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