Estranged husband of homicide victim charged with murder

Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 9:47 AM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - The estranged husband of a Quincy woman who was found dead in her home last month has been charged with her murder.

According to court documents, Timothy Bliefnick, 39 was charged Monday with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of a home invasion.

Chief Adam Yates said Bliefnick was arrested at 8:24 a.m. Monday without incident. Bliefnick was lodged in the Adams County Jail with no bond set.

Quincy Police Sgt. James Brown said an Illinois Department of Family Services Agent was working with Bliefnick’s three children.

During a news conference Monday Chief Yates thanked those involved in the investigation. He also said the assistance and cooperation of the public was key to moving the investigation forward.

“We’ve learned long ago that tunnel vision can be detrimental in this type of investigation, so from the very beginning, any type of homicide, family members are always looked at, neighbors are looked at, any random reports of violence are looked at,” Yates said.

On February 23, police arrived at the 2500 block of Kentucky Road where they found Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said that a family member arrived at Bliefnick’s home when she did not pick up her kids from school and found her on the ground.

On March 1, police searched Timothy Bliefnick’s home at 1641 Hampshire Street as part of the homicide investigation.

Bliefnick will make his first court appearance at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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