Galesburg mother charged with first-degree murder in 7-year-old daughter’s death

Published: Jan. 24, 2021 at 2:30 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 11:40 AM CST
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GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - A Galesburg woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of her 7-year-old daughter on Sunday, Jan. 24, according to Galesburg Police Department.

According to a press release, officers responded to the 1500 block of McKnight Street for an unknown problem with a child. Police then found a 7-year-old girl who died from apparent knife wounds.

Her mother, Hazel L. Ivy, 29, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder as a result of a joint investigation by Galesburg Police Department, Knox County Sherriff’s Office, Knox County State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Illinois State Police.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to contact Galesburg Police at 309-343-9151 or the Galesburg area crime stoppers at 309-344-0044. You can also text your tip to Galesburg Crime Stoppers at 274637. Text keyword “Galesburg” and then your tip.

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