Chicago woman wanted as a suspect in Streator homicide investigation

Streator police chief says weapon was found in a vehicle in Chicago

April Capsel

A missing woman last seen in Streator is a suspect in an ongoing homicide investigation, Streator Police Chief John Franklin said.

April Capsel, 33, was last seen July 1, after a friend dropped her off about midnight on Lundy Street in Streator.

Franklin said the Streator Police Department has assembled a task force involving the U.S. Marshals Service to try and find her.

“A possible murder weapon was found in a vehicle in Chicago,” he said. “It has been sent off to the Illinois State Police Crime Lab to determine if it is, in fact, the murder weapon.”

Capsel is a white woman who is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 168 pounds. She has dark blond to light brown hair and blue eyes. She has a scar on her right arm from surgery, and she has a tattoo of a dragon or a snake on her right hip.

Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact Detective Jordan Downing at 309-434-2587 or, or call the Bloomington Police Department at 309-820-8888.

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