Metro-East News

Centralia woman found dead of a gunshot wound

A 44-year-old woman was found dead of a gunshot wound early Saturday morning in her home, according to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon.

Precious Jones was found dead shortly before 3:30 a.m. in her home in the 400 block of Anderson, WJDB radio reported. Police were investigating the woman’s death as a homicide.

The coroner scheduled an autopsy for Monday morning. The Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services Bureau will assist Centralia Police with the investigation.

MEDIA RELEASE/PUBLIC NOTICE- 9/22/2018 The Marion County Coroner's Office and the Centralia Police Department are...

Posted by Marion County Illinois - Coroner's Office on Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia will handle funeral arrangements.

Reporter Kelsey Landis: 618-239-2110, @kelseylandis