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30-year-old Bloomington woman died of stab wounds in suspected domestic violence incident

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UPDATE 2:19 p.m.: The Bloomington Police Department confirmed they arrested Monroe Elbert Monday for the murder of Nicole Elbert.

Police said dispatch received a call Monday afternoon from a man claiming he had killed his wife. Police arrested Monroe Elbert at 610 N. McLean a short time later and found an unresponsive woman on scene with stab wounds. That woman was later identified as Nicole Elbert, 30. 

Monroe Elbert was sentenced to 18 months conditional discharge and 10 days in jail in 2017 for a theft in McLean County, court records show. He also has two traffic offenses listed in court records. 

Marriage license records in the Pantagraph indicate Monroe and Nicole Elbert were wed in 2012. 

Formal charges from the McLean County State's Attorney's Office are pending.


A 30-year-old woman who died after a suspected domestic violence incident in Bloomington died to multiple stab wounds, the McLean County Coroner said Tuesday. 

Bloomington police officers arrived to 610 N. McLean St. around 2:37 p.m. on Monday on a report of a domestic violence incident. Nicole Elbert of Bloomington was pronounced dead at 3:08 p.m. Toxicology results are pending. The McLean County Circuit Clerk's Office said 50-year-old Monroe Elbert, also of Bloomington, was arrested Monday on initial charges of aggravated battery to a child and murder. Police have released no information on the child. 

Monroe Elbert is expected to appear in McLean County Court for a bond hearing on Wednesday.

The incident remains under investigation by the McLean County Coroner's Office and the Bloomington Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call Bloomington Police Det. Jeff Engle at (309) 434-2371 or Det. Steve Moreland at (309) 434-2359. 

Police are seeking no other suspects in connection with the case. 

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