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Missing person case now investigated as homicide after body found in East Peoria

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UPDATE (3:20 p.m.) -- A Peoria Police spokesperson said the missing person case of Mona Ellison is now being investigated as a homicide after authorities located her body in East Peoria.

Detectives with the Peoria Police Department discovered the body at around 10:15 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Woodrow Drive in East Peoria. The body was located behind a multi-unit residential structure in a densely wooded area, according to Public Information Officer Amy Dotson.

The body was identified as Ellison by the Tazewell County coroner.

Foul play is suspected and an autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is being asked to call PPD Detective Matt Mocilan at 309-494-8374 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers at 309-673-9000.


PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -- The Peoria Police Department is asking for your help in finding a missing woman.

Spokeswoman Amy Dotson says Police responded to the 3500 block of Northeast Brevis around 7:15 PM Wednesday night, regarding a missing 50-year-old woman. She has been identified as Mona R. Ellison.

Ellison is a white female, 5’0” tall, 110lbs, with green eyes and long blonde hair. She was last seen in the 3500 block of Northeast Brevis.

Ellison, according to police, has not been seen or heard from in several days.

Anyone with any information about where Ellison is is asked to call Peoria Police at 309-673-4521 or CrimeStoppers at 309-673-9000.

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