Deputies respond to homicide in Mad River Twp.

Staff report

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene of a suspected homicide Thursday night in Mad River Township, according to Sheriff Matt Melvin.

At 6:07 p.m., deputies responded to the 4300 block of Valley Pike in Mad River Township.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 40-year-old female, who was pronounced dead by Champaign County Coroner, Dr. Joshua Richards.

A juvenile was taken into custody by deputies. Charges are pending at this time while the incident remains under investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office.

The name of the victim was not released by press time pending notification of next of kin.

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Staff report