Police in IL searching for suspect following deadly stabbing

IL man wanted in deadly stabbing

PEORIA, IL (KFVS) - Police in Peoria, Illinois said they responded to a reported stabbing on Sunday, April 14.

Police said around 11:13 p.m. they came to the Taft Homes after a caller requested an ambulance for an individual inside of an apartment.

Officers said they found a victim inside with a stab wound. The victim, a 58-year-old female, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said the suspect is 49-year-old Lester A. Broom. Broom is described as a black male, 6’ tall, 215-230lbs, medium build and balding.

Broom was last seen fleeing the area northbound on Hancock according to police. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with yellow stripes on the sleeves.

Police searched the area using a K-9 but got negative results.

This incident is under investigation.

If you have any information regarding this incident, or the whereabouts of Lester Broom, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

Copyright 2019 KFVS. All rights reserved.