According to Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards, 31 year-old Nicole Maxey of Pawnee was pronounced deceased at HSHS St. John’s Hospital at 4:43 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maxey was the victim of a stabbing incident which occurred in the 14000 block of Cotton Hill Road in Pawnee on Monday evening. The Coroner’s Office, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office and Pawnee Police Department are investigating the circumstances. An autopsy was performed on Tuesday at the Memorial Medical Center. The preliminary opinion is that Maxey died from multiple stab wounds consistent with a homicide. No further information is available at this time.
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