Quincy woman dead, case being treated as a homicide

Rebecca Bliefnick

Rebecca Bliefnick

QUINCY — Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, of 2528 Kentucky Road, was found dead Thursday afternoon by a family member who went to check on her after she did not arrive at St. Peter School to pick up her children. 

Quincy Police responded to the call at 3:23 p.m. Thursday. Investigators and a member of the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office were on the scene late into the night processing the crime scene, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Quincy Police Chief Adam Yates said the case is being treated as a homicide. Bliefnick was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

“We’re looking at this as an open investigation,” Yates said. “We’re looking to talk to more witnesses and we’re going over video evidence.”

Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Josh Jones said the office is providing support for QPD’s investigation.

“It’s very early in the process,” Jones said. “Our hearts are with her children and her family. We are thinking of them right now.”

Yates said investigators will be going through all of the electronics found at the home for evidence. While they have released the home as a crime scene, police may still be in the area canvassing for more information.

“We’re still in the first 24 hours,” Yates said. “We’re not focusing on any specific individual (as a suspect) at this time.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family as they process this tragedy. Crimes of this
nature are rare in Quincy, when they occur, they shake the entire community. Our officers and
detectives will utilize every resource available to bring justice for the victim.”

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