Freeport Police arrest a man they say is responsible for the stabbing death of a 21-year-old Gabriel Petsche.
At 5:11 p.m. Friday eveing, officers were called to the intersection of West Avenue and Pleasant Street on the report a man was physically assaulting a woman at the scene of a single vehicle crash. Officers found the woman on the ground near a vehicle that had hit a snow pile. Investigators say the woman was stabbed multiple times in her back, abdomen, and head. She was taken to an area hospital where she died from her injuries.
A short time later, 23 year-old Chad Blaser was found near by. He was arrested and taken to an area hospital to treat minor cuts to one of his hands. Police say Blazer is the ex-boyfriend of the victim.
Blaser has been charged with First Degree Murder and is being held at the Stephenson County Jail without bond.