Freeport woman murdered inside apartment

A 27-year-old woman was shot to death early Tuesday morning.
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 10:06 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2020 at 10:10 AM CDT
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UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Rebbie Plunkett age 27, of Freeport.

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - The Freeport Police Department is investigating after a 27-year-old woman was shot to death early Tuesday morning.

Officers arrived at the 200 Block of N. Adelbert Avenue for a call of shots being fired at 1:40 a.m., according to the Freeport Police Department.

Police found an open door to an apartment. Inside, officers found a 27-year-old Freeport woman who had suffered gunshot wounds. The woman died from her injuries at the scene. Police have just started to investigate and the name of the victim is not being released at this time, pending notification of the family.

Freeport Police Chief Matthew Summers believes this incident is related to a murder that happened last week at the Town House Motel.

“We believe that this is directly related to the incident that occurred at the Town House Motel last week and so we are looking for one individual that was involved in that case,” said Summers. “I believe he has information in regard to both of these cases.”

Summers says his department is pairing with multiple law enforcement agencies across the state to work on the cases.

“To see two incidents that occur like this is very troubling, from people coming out from the city to our community to create havoc, fear, and crime, it’s unacceptable,” said Summers.

If anyone has information about these crimes they should contact the Freeport Police Department or Stateline Area Crime Stoppers. Tips can be submitted to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers by phone to: 1-866-TIPS NOW, through the Stateline Area Crime Stoppers “P3 Tips” mobile phone app, or online at: Tipsters to Stateline Area Crime Stoppers always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

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