Illinois suspect in custody for first-degree murder: Illinois State Police

Illinois suspect in custody for first-degree murder: Illinois State Police

Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 4 has announced the arrest of 37-year-old Jean C. Santiago-Nieves of Beardstown, for first-degree murder,

Jean Santiago-Nieves (Illinois State Police)
Jean Santiago-Nieves (Illinois State Police)

On Friday, May 31, the Beardstown Police Department (BPD) responded to a 911 call at
residence in the 1400 block of Clay Street in Beardstown. Officers found a dead man in a vehicle near a residence. The victim was later identified as 27-year-old Steve Dominguez of Beardstown.

ISP DCI Zone 4 agents were requested by Beardstown Police to conduct a death investigation.

The suspect, Santiago-Nieves, remained on the scene and was immediately taken into custody, the release says. After a thorough investigation, ISP presented its case to the Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office and a charge of first-degree murder was approved.

Santiago-Nieves was transported to the Schuyler County Jail pending his first court appearance.

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