SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Police in South Jacksonville are investigating why a woman was killed on Wednesday.
South Jacksonville Police Officers responded to 1700 block of South East Street at about 6:30 p.m. for a disturbance call. Officers located a deceased female in the residence. Other officers found an injured man several houses down in a driveway.
South Jacksonville Police, Jacksonville Police and Illinois State Police conducted interviews and combed the scene for evidence. Around 1:30 a.m. officer arrested 24-year-old Glenn C. VanAvery.
The Morgan County Coroner identified the victim as 51-year-old Ruth VanAvery. She died from multiple stab wounds.
Glenn was preliminarily charged with aggravated assault and attempted murder. Additional charges are expected, once an autopsy has been preformed.