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Violence in Peoria
This was broadcast April 7, 2022, on a special episode of All Things Peoria, focused on the long trauma of violence in Peoria.

Woman dead in Peoria's 24th homicide of 2022

Yellow police tape stretches across a blurry crime scene. It says "Police Line Do Not Cross." The text "WCBU Police and Fire" lays on top of that photo.

A 50-year-old Peoria woman died Saturday in the city's 24th homicide of this year.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood on Monday identified the victim as Elsa Veronica Quintero-Barriga. An autopsy showed she died of a gunshot wound to her upper body.

Peoria police responded just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday to a house in the 2800 block of W. Montana after a 911 caller reported an apparent burglary in progress and shots fired.

Officers on scene found Quintero-Barriga suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was unresponsive, and taken to the hospital with critical injuries. She was later pronounced dead by the coroner.

No suspect information is currently available and the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Roberto Vasquez at (309) 494-8369, the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.

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Updated: November 21, 2022 at 4:19 PM CST
Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified the victim as Elsa Veronica Quintero-Barriga, 50. Harwood said an autopsy was still in progress as of Monday afternoon.
Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.
Contact Joe at jdeacon@ilstu.edu.