Coroner identifies woman shot to death in Peoria County

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PEORIA COUNTY (WEEK) – A Peoria woman died instantly from multiple gunshot wounds early Sunday, said Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood.

He identified the victim as Ashley Tankersley, 37, of South Madison Park in Peoria. who was found in a ditch line near the intersection of Route 150 and Philander Chase Road about 1:50 a.m. Sunday,

Harwood said Tankersley had multiple gunshot wounds to her upper torso.

Sunday afternoon, Illinois State Police said they took into custody a person of interest following a 2 1/2-hour standoff at the Rail Splitter rest area on southbound Interstate 55 near Sherman.

The Peoria County County Sheriff’s Police continues to investigate the slaying.

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