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Police Investigate Double Homicide After Bodies Found In Peoria

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Peoria Police are investigating a double homicide after two bodies were found in a parked vehicle Wednesday night.

The bodies were found just after 6 p.m. in the vehicle on Arrowhead Lane near Idaho, police said. The men were already dead when police first arrived.

On Thursday, Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the victims as brothers Eric D. Bailey II, 27, and Zamion Bailey, 22, both of Peoria.

Harwood said both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies and died instantly.

This is currently being investigated as a double homicide, police said. There is no suspect information at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, or camera footage you believe may be important to the investigation, contact detective Corey Miller with Peoria Police at (309) 494-8397 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

The deaths appear to be the 10th and 11th homicides in Peoria since the start of 2021, according to a WCBU tally. There were 14 total in 2020.

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Updated: June 3, 2021 at 2:39 PM CDT
On Thursday, Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the victims as brothers Eric D. Bailey II, 27, and Zamion Bailey, 22, both of Peoria. Harwood said both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies and died instantly.