State police investigate death in Bushnell, Illinois

Published: Jun. 4, 2023 at 12:56 PM CDT
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BUSHNELL, Ill. (WGEM) - The Illinois State Police are in the process of investigating a death that occurred in the 600 block of East Osborne Street in Bushnell, Illinois on Friday.

ISP said that Travis Purden, 43, of Bushnell, was found dead in his home in Country Gardens Mobile Home Park. at 1:30 p.m.

ISP said they would not release any information on how Purden died at this time.

Purden’s close friend Angela Norris said she and Purden were inseparable.

“Everywhere I went, he went and everywhere he went, I went, we were never torn apart we were always together,” Norris said.

Norris said she suspects there is more to Purden’s death.

“It looks like a homicide to me,” Norris said.

They said this is an on-going investigation and anyone with information should contact ISP Zone 4 at 217-782-4750.

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