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Arrest Made in Death Investigation for Drug Induced Homicide

Post Date:02/27/2019 3:00 PM

Bloomington, IL - Arrest made in Death Investigation - On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 11:30am, the Bloomington Police Department arrested Christopher Barker, 35, of Bloomington, for an outstanding McLean County warrant for Drug Induced Homicide. The bond for the warrant is listed at $1,000,000, 10% to apply.

Barker's warrant and arrest is a result of a joint effort by the McLean County Coroner's Office, the McLean County State's Attorney's Office, and BPD.

McLean County Coroner Dr. Kathleen Yoder identified the deceased as George Darnell, 44, of Bloomington. The McLean County Coroner's Office determined that Darnell died as a result of a drug overdose. The death investigation began on 11-08-18, in the 600 block of South McClun Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BPD Detective Jared Bierbaum at 309-434-2807 (jbierbaum@cityblm.org). Incident report #201814910.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

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