Rebecca Bliefnick

Mystery Surrounds Mom-of-3 Found Dead After Failing to Pick up Children from School, Police Ask for Patience

Police are searching for a suspect(s) responsible for the death of an Illinois mom found fatally shot last month in Quincy.

According to Police Chief Adam Yates of the Quincy Police Department, a family member found Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, dead inside her home on February 23, after she failed to pick her children up from the St. Peter School in Quincy.

The incident happened inside Bliefnick’s residence in the 2500 block of Kentucky Road, KHQA reports. So far, no arrests have been made in the incident, which is being investigated as a homicide.

Yates urged the community to remain patient during a press conference on February 27, as the investigation continues.

“Every step our detectives take and decision they make in the coming days, weeks and months will be picked apart by attorneys for years. We have only one chance to get it right. Ms. Bliefnick deserves our best and that is exactly what we intend to give her,” Yates said.

Yates added that multiple agencies are now involved and continue to take the integrity of the incident “seriously.”

“I take the integrity of a homicide investigation seriously,” Yates said. “We do not talk about crime details, specific investigative techniques, or theories about what happened. I will do my best to keep you informed, but I will not compromise this investigation. I ask for your patience, as difficult as I know that is.

DailyMail reports that Bliefnick lived in the home with her husband, Tim Bliefnick, 39, who has been cooperative with investigators. They were reportedly in the process of divorce when the shooting happened, but police stressed again that no one has been arrested or named a suspect yet.

Anyone with information should call the Quincy Police Department at 217-228-4470. Anonymous tipsters should contact the Quincy Regional Crimestoppers at 217-228-4474.

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