Evidence in Bliefnick shooting sent to Springfield as investigation continues


Evidence gathered by Quincy Police officers investigating the death of Rebecca Bliefnick has been sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab. - Photo by David Adam

QUINCY — Evidence gathered at the scene of a fatal shooting and from other locations has been sent to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Springfield.

Quincy Police sent an update to local media Friday morning regarding the investigation into the shooting death of Feb. 23 shooting of Rebecca Bliefnick. The 41-year-old mother of three was found dead at her 2528 Kentucky Road home by a family member after she had been shot multiple times.

On Wednesday, March 1, Quincy Police searched the car and 1641 Hampshire home of Tim Bliefnick, the estranged husband of Rebecca Bliefnick. Tim Bliefnick, who has been in the midst of a divorce from Rebecca for two years, was not arrested and was fully cooperative with police.

The statement from QPD is below:

“In addition to conducting interviews and following up on leads, the Quincy Police Department crime scene technician has submitted for forensic analysis, numerous pieces of evidence to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab in Springfield, IL. It takes time to run scientific tests, analyze the results, and complete the necessary reports. As results come back, our detectives will apply what is learned to the facts and information already gathered.

“Our agency continues to get any support requested from outside law enforcement agencies and we continue to work closely with prosecutors with the Adams County State’s Attorney’s Office as we work through this investigation. Our detectives have been in close contact with Ms. Bliefnick’s family since the case began. We are moving forward, and our officers continue to work hard to bring the person or persons responsible for this violent crime to account.”

Rebecca Bliefnick’s funeral was held Friday morning at St. Peter Parish, located about a half-mile from where she was killed.

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