UPDATE: McLean County Coroner identifies victim in deadly Saturday night stabbing

Published: Sep. 24, 2023 at 4:42 AM CDT
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7:33 PM UPDATE: The McLean County Coroner has identified the 19-year-old, who was stabbed to death late Saturday night in Bloomington.

Coroner Dr. Kathy Yoder says preliminary autopsy opinion indicates 19-year-old Nicholas Zapata died from multiple stab wounds to the chest. Toxicology results are pending.

The incident remains under investigation by the Bloomington Police Department.Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detectives Tyrel Klein at 309‐434‐2366 or Jordan Downing at 309‐434‐2587, reference 202313140.

BLOOMINGTON (25News Now) - A man is dead, and a 16-year-old is in custody after a late-night stabbing.

Bloomington Police responded to the 300th block of Kenmore, just East of the Southgate Estates Trailer Park around 10pm Saturday night, following reports of a possible stabbing.

Once on the scene, officers found a 19‐year‐old male with life threatening injuries. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the victim is pending release by the McLean County Coroner’s office.

Just before midnight, Bloomington Police, along with deputies from the McLean County Sheriff’s Office responded to rural Heyworth, where they took the 16-year-old male suspect into custody. He was questioned and then taken to the McLean County Juvenile Detention Center. Charges will be released at a later time.

No further information has been released.

Those with any information are encouraged to contact Detectives Tyrell Klein at 309‐434‐2366 or Jordan Downing at 309‐434‐2587 with the Bloomington Police Department.