Victim identified in Peoria’s third homicide of 2023

Published: Mar. 9, 2023 at 4:43 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 9, 2023 at 4:46 PM CST
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PEORIA (25News Now) - The identity of the victim of Peoria’s third homicide of the year is now known.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the man, 34-year-old Lamario Billups, of Peoria, was transported to OSF in grave condition.

He was pronounced deceased at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday.

The initial examination noted a single stab wound to the chest.

Harwood says a formal forensic autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Heaven M. Kruzan, 22, was arrested for first-degree murder.

She was arrested Wednesday in the 1700 block of South Griswold, according to police.

She has yet to be formally charged.