Illinois State Police seeking person of interest in Kewanee homicide

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KEWANEE – The Illinois State Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a person of interest for a homicide investigation.

On June 8, Kewanee police responded to a welfare check on West Division Street near Chautauqua Park, according to an ISP news release. When they arrived, they found an unresponsive man who was pronounced dead at the scene.

On June 11, Kewanee police asked ISP for help with a homicide investigation. ISP Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 2 and the Henry Mercer County Investigative Task Force identified 26-year-old James Reed III as a person of interest in the case.

Agents are actively looking for Reed.

Anyone who sees Reed is implored not to approach and instead call Illinois State Police Sgt. Tad Nelson of the Zone 2 East Moline Major Crimes at 309-752-4915, ext. 4933, Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities tip line at 309-762-9500 or utilize the P3 Tips app.

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